Fault effects of earthquakes tsunamis caused tsunamis

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Unformatted text preview: ies on opposite sides of fault Effects of Earthquakes Tsunamis: caused Tsunamis: caused by submarine quakes – Move at 800 km/hr – Travel across oceans Tsunamis Tsunamis – 1960 tsunami generated off Chile 7 hr travel to Hawaii: killed 61 22 hr, 17,000 km to Japan, killed 180 Dec 26, 2004 Earthquake measuring 9.0 off the coast of Sumatra Dec Dec 26, 2004 Earthquake measuring 9.0 off the coast of Sumatra Most powerful earthquake in 40 years (Since Alaska, 1964.) Earthquake’s focus was 30km (18.6 miles) below sea level 15 meters (45 ft) of displacement along the fault Shift of mass slightly affected Earth’s rotation Earth wobbled on its axis by about 1 inch S...
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