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Mind Map

About Tsunami

Sharmistha Wankar

on 31 October 2012

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photo credit Nasa / Goddard Space Flight Center / Reto Stöckli About Tsunami Fact of Tsunami A tsunami is a series of sea waves caused by an
earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption.
More rarely, a tsunami can be generated
by a giant meteor impact with the ocean. types of tsunami Distant Tsunami
Regional Tsunami
Local tsunami tsunami occurred 1.1 ≈6100 BC: Norwegian Sea
1.2 ≈1600 BC: Santorini, Greece
1.3 426 BC: Malian Gulf, Greece
1.4 373 BC: Helike, Greece
1.5 79 AD: Gulf of Naples, Italy
1.6 365 AD: Alexandria, Eastern Mediterranean
Tunami precaution Find out if you live, work, or go to school in an tsunami inundation zone.
Know your elevation above sea level, as evacuation orders maybe based on these numbers.
Be familiar with tsunami warning signs
Have a chosen meeting location that is inland and elevated.
Have an evacuation and disaster kit ready that includes a radio and batteries.

Cause of Tsunami Tsunami A 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 A tsunami is usually caused by a powerful
earthquake under the ocean floor.
This earthquake pushes a large volume of
water to the surface, creating waves.
These waves are the tsunami.
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