Tsunamis

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Tsunamis

  1. 1. <ul><li>Definition: it is a wave or group of waves of great energy and size that take place when some extraordinary phenomenon displaces a great mass of water vertically. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>The waves of a tsunami are gigantic and they move quickly, it measures a meter high when sea is inside. </li></ul><ul><li>As a tsunami travels toward the less deep waters of the coast, it slows down and it increases its size. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>to have alarm systems and evacuation plans in case a dangerous tsunami is formed. </li></ul><ul><li>Another of the systems for the tsunamis prevention is the project CREST (Consolidated Reporting of Earthquakes and Tsunamis) that is used in the North American coast west and in Hawai. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>The worst disaster caused by a tsunami was in December of 2004, when a marine earthquake of magnitude 9,0 in the scale of Richter, in the Indian ocean, i generated a tsunami that reached the costs of 14 countries. </li></ul><ul><li>They registered more than 250.000 deaths, of those almost 2/3 died in Indonesia; there were also numerous victims in India, Sri Lanka and Thailand. </li></ul>

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