A tsunami is a long, high sea wave, and is
usually caused by an earthquake, or other
disturbance. It destroys EVERYTHING in its path,
which could include an ENTIRE city!
Why is a tsunami a hazard?
A tsunami is a hazard to humans, because people
are usually not prepared for tsunamis. Tsunamis
could come on shore without warning, and
COMPLETELY destroy a city. People who live near
the ocean, should really be concerned about
tsunamis, because you never know when one
could appear. If more people are concerned about
tsunamis, then we can do more to be prepared.
Region most vulnerable?
The region most vulnerable to a tsunami is the
coastal region. Even though Wilmington, NC
doesn't have any recorded tsunamis, it's a great
example of a vulnerable place to tsunamis.
(pictures are of Wrightsvile Beach, NC)
How is the destructive nature of
The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
invented a scientific instrument known as the
tsunameter. It's anchored at the bottom of the
ocean, and can detect tsunamis very quickly, by
measuring the water pressure when a tsunami
How can we protect/prepare
ourselves for a tsunami?
To prepare yourself for a tsunami, you should know your local
community’s suggested evacuation routes to safe areas. Prepare
an emergency kit for your home and car. Also, move to higher
ground immediately. After a tsunami you should stay away from
flooded areas, until you get an ok. Stay away from the debris in
the water, for it could cause safety or health risks. Help injured
people, or any neighbors that may need assistance. Stay out of
buildings if water still surrounds them, because the building could
sink or collapse.
http://www.google.com/imghp (for the images)