Tsunami - Tsunami Tsunami is a series of traveling ocean...

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Tsunami Tsunami is a series of traveling ocean waves of extremely long length generated by disturbances associated primarily with earthquakes occurring below or near the ocean floor. Underwater volcanic eruptions and landslides can also generate tsunamis. In the deep ocean, their length from wave crest to wave crest may be a hundred miles or more but with a wave height of only a few feet or less. They cannot be felt aboard ships nor can they be seen from the air in the open ocean. In deep water, the waves may reach speeds exceeding 500 miles per hour. To generate tsunamis, earthquakes must occur underneath or near the ocean, be large and create movements in the sea floor. All oceanic regions of the world can experience tsunamis, but in the Pacific Ocean there is a much more frequent occurrence of large, destructive tsunamis because of the many large earthquakes along the margins of the Pacific Ocean. I am from Korea, which is right next Japan. In 2011, which was this year, Japan had several great earthquake and Tsunami. As the neighbor country, I felt terribly sorry for Japan, and I was reading online news, and a picture dragged my attention. It was Tsunami picture that was
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This note was uploaded on 06/08/2011 for the course GEO 1 taught by Professor Dean during the Spring '11 term at Riverside Community College.

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