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  • 1. Tsunami
    By Carel Torres
  • 2. Making a Tsunami
    Tsunami’s are made from a large disturbance in the ocean like an earthquake or landslide.
  • 3. Origin of the Word
    Tsunami comes from two Japanese words, tsu which means harbor and nami Which means wave
  • 4. Dangers
    A Tsunami can destroy many homes and buildings.
  • 5. Aftermath
    A tsunami can kill tens of thousand of people.
  • 6. Warning Signs
    The water along the shoreline recedes dramatically, exposing normally submerged areas.
  • 7. As a Weapon
    In World War II, New Zealand Military initiated Project Seal, which attempted to create small tsunamis with explosives. The attempt failed.
  • 8. 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
    On Christmas day, 2004 an earthquake occurred in the Indian ocean that caused a tsunami that killed over 230,000 people in fourteen countries.
  • 9. 2011 Japanese Tsunami
    On March 11, 2011 an earthquake occurred on the pacific cost of Japan. The earthquake was a 9.0 on the Richter scale. There are confirmed 9,080 deaths, 2,675 injured, and 13,561 people missing.