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Transcript of Tsunamis
By Jenny, Nazrin and Addie
Forces of this Process
How it affects humans
Where does this process occur?
Shift in tectonic plates underwater (causes an earthquake)
Underwater volcanic eruptions (Submarine Volcanic Activity)
Immediate destruction of infrastructure, so people are crushed under the rubble
Overflow of rivers make people drown (whether you can swim or not)
The flooding causes diseases such as malaria to spread in the stagnant water
Financial loss of millions of dollars
Fatal injuries for survivors
Long-lasting psychological problems
Ring of Fire
Tsunami in Japan
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Succession of waves that causes damage to surrounding land
Usually caused by a shift of tectonic plates underwater (causing an earthquake)
They can also be cause by volcanic eruptions
80% of tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean
Area is now known as the "Ring of Fire"
Pacific and Indian oceans
80% of earthquakes occur in the Pacific Ocean
Mostly in coastal areas
The U.S. state that is greatest at risk is Hawaii
Average of 2 tsunamis per every year
Caused by an earthquake
December 26th, 2004 (boxing day)
Along the west coast of India
Waves over 30m high
Over 230,000 people died
over 15 500 died
April 7th, 2011
caused by an earthquake
waves up to 40.5 meters
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Destroyed the Fukushima Nuclear plant
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