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A tsunami (plural: tsunamis or tsunami}
Originated from Japanese: 津波
Meaning: harbour wave
English pronunciation:
/suːˈnɑːmi/
soo-NAH-mee or
/tsuːˈnɑːmi/
tsoo-NAH-mee
Tsunami is a series of water waves caused by
the displacement of a large volume of a body
of water, typically an ocean or a large lake.
Earthquakes
Volcanic eruptions
Underwater explosions
(including detonations of underwater nuclear devices)
Landslides
Glacier calving
Meteorite impacts
other disturbances above or below water all have
the potential to generate a tsunami.
Tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves, their
wavelength is far longer.
A tsunami may instead initially resemble a rapidly rising
tide, and for this reason they are often referred to as
tidal waves.
Tsunamis generally consist of a series of waves with
periods ranging from minutes to hours, arriving in a socalled "wave train".
Wave heights of tens of metres can be
generated by large events.
Although the impact of tsunamis is limited to
coastal areas, their destructive power can be
enormous and they can affect entire ocean
basins.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was among the deadliest
natural disasters in human history with over 230,000 people
killed in 14 countries bordering the Indian Ocean.
TSUNAMI AFFECTED AREAS 2004
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