Tsunamis
By: Zen R.
Description (describe)
A tsunami is a long, high sea wave, and is
usually caused by an earthquake, or other
disturbance. I...
Why is a tsunami a hazard?
A tsunami is a hazard to humans, because people
are usually not prepared for tsunamis. Tsunamis...
Region most vulnerable?
The region most vulnerable to a tsunami is the
coastal region. Even though Wilmington, NC
doesn't ...
How is the destructive nature of
tsunamis measured?
The Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
invented a scientific inst...
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March 11, 2011 Tohoku, Japan tsunami
December 26, 2004 Ao Nang, Thailand
How can we protect/prepare
ourselves for a tsunami?
To prepare yourself for a tsunami, you should know your local
communit...
Cites
http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/how-be-prepare-and-be-safe-during-a-tsunami#
https://www.wikipedia.org
http:...
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  1. 1. Tsunamis By: Zen R.
  2. 2. Description (describe) 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! •
  3. 3. 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. ●
  4. 4. 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) ●
  5. 5. How is the destructive nature of tsunamis measured? 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 passes. ●
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  7. 7. March 11, 2011 Tohoku, Japan tsunami
  8. 8. December 26, 2004 Ao Nang, Thailand
  9. 9. 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. ●
  10. 10. Cites http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/how-be-prepare-and-be-safe-during-a-tsunami# https://www.wikipedia.org http://wiki.answers.com http://www.google.com/imghp (for the images)

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