TSUNAMI MATT, XAVIER

Tsunamis can get to a high of 30 meters, the tallest one that ever hit was as tall as the Statue of Liberty. Travel as fast as 800 kph that is as fast as a Jet plane.

Tsunamis can be very devastating, this is a picture a Tsunamis that hit Japan in 2016. They can cause flooding, move cars and houses. It destroys everything on the way in, but it brings everything back to the ocean after.
There have been a lot of big tsunamis over the years, but the top 5 deadliest tsunamis are. #1 Indonesia Dec 26, 2004. #2 Greece 1410 BC. #3 Portugal Nov 1, 1755. #4 South China Sea May 22, 1782. #5 Indonesia Aug 27, 1883.

Where are Tsunamis Most Common

They are most Common In the Pacific and Indian Ocean. They are most common there because that is where the bigger earthquakes happen. They happen there because of the tectonic plates, when they move it makes a very big jolt in the water to make a wave. A lot of the time it is the Pacific plate moving agents the Eurasia Plate and the Australia Plate that makes the bigger waves. There can also be a lot of movement from the Africa Plate and the Eurasia Plate.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/natural-disasters/tsunamis/

There is so more information on this website, also this is where i got a lot of the information.

Facts about Tsunamis.

About 80% of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.”

The states in the U.S. at greatest risk for tsunamis are Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California.

In 2004, the Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake with the energy of 23,000 atomic bombs. After the earthquake, killer waves radiating from the epicenter slammed into the coastline of 11 countries. The final death toll was 283,000.

Tsunami means “harbor wave” in Japanese (tsu = harbor + nami = wave), reflecting Japan’s tsunami-prone history.

Hawaii is always at great risk for a tsunami – they get about 1 per year and a severe one every 7 years. The biggest tsunami that occurred Hawaii happened in 1946, the coast of Hilo Island was hit with 30 ft waves at 500 mph (800kmh)

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. More rarely, a tsunami can be generated by a giant meteor impact with the ocean. These waves can reach heights of over 100 ft.

The first wave of a tsunami is usually not the strongest, successive waves get bigger and stronger.

What to do if there is a tsunami, scientist say that if there is warning you can tell other people. Then you can get to higher land or higher something to stay out of the water. If you are in the water, grab something that floats and let the current take you out over the wave. This will work because it is a wall of water, they do not crest.
If there is another country with a big tsunami, you can help them by donating money to organizations that go in and help. You can donate food to them, but mostly donate money.

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