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Eric Maldonado

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Transcript of Tsunamis

How a Tsunami is formed? How are Tsunamis formed?
Tsunamis are formed as a result of earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides that occur under the sea. When these events occur under the water, huge amounts of energy is released as a result of quick upward bottom movement. When this happens, huge volumes of ocean water is pushed upward and a wave is formed. Tsunamis Damages Tsunamis Cause
Beyond the tremendous destruction of life that tsunamis cause, they have also caused massive physical damage. They have entirely destroyed buildings and left towns looking like a war zone. They have lifted boats high out of the water and violently hurled them against the shore, smashing them to pieces. They have bent parking meters all the way down to the ground. Causing people to lose their homes and all their belongings as well. Saftey:
1.)Listen to a radio or television to get the latest emergency information, and be ready to evacuate if asked to do so.

2.)If you hear an official tsunami warning or detect signs of a tsunami, evacuate at once. Climb to higher ground. A tsunami warning is issued when authorities are certain that a tsunami threat exists.

3.)Stay away from the beach.
Never go down to the beach to watch a tsunami come in. If you can see the wave you are too close to escape it.

4.)Return home only after authorities advise it is safe to do so.

(Reminder:A tsunami is a series of waves. Do not assume that one wave means that the danger is over. The next wave may be larger than the first one. Stay out of the area.) Tectonic Plate Boundaries:
Tectonic plate boundaries are where tsunamis mostly occur. There are three main plate boundaries. Divergent, Convergent, and Transform. Divergent boundaries pull away from each other. Convergent boundaries run into each other. Transform boundaries slide past each other. They all can cause an tsunami.
http://marinedebris.noaa.gov/tsunamidebris/ Sources Transform Boundaries: Divergent Boundaries: Convergent Boundaries Ex: what not to do during a Tsunami Tsunami in south Carolina. Quiz: Japan Its been 2yrs since the Earthquake and
Tsunami that hit Japan. Nearly 16,000
people were killed and 6,000 injured, across Japan that year.The 9.0 Earthquake and Tsunami took place March 11, 2011. True or False? You return home after the first wave comes by? False: Only after authorities advise
its safe to do so. What 3 things could cause a Tsunami? Where does a Tsunami mostly occur? What should you not do when a Tsunami is coming? What damage can be caused? What are the 3 social Impacts called? Name the tectonic Plates ? Divergent, Convergent, and
Transform. Hydrostatic, Hydrodynamic, and
Hydro shock. Destroyed buildings, lost loves ones, towns
destroyed, boats smashed to pieces, pretty
much anything. Go to the beach and watch the tsunami come in.
Staying on lower ground.
Going home.
Being inside a closed place. Tectonic Plate Boundaries Volcanic eruptions, Earthquakes, and
landslides. Social Impact of a Tsunami
There are three main social impacts of an
tsunami. Hydrostatic: Is the lifting and caring of wooden houses and objects, such as cars. Hydrodynamic: Is the tearing of buildings and structures. And Hydro Shock: Is when the crashing and piling of debris is seen. This is a Tsunami in Japan, 2011
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