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C.Always are huge and destructive.D.Can be predicted with some accuracy seconds to hours before the waves strike in most cases, allowing quick warnings to save many lives.E.Can be predicted accurately months in advance, allowing evacuations.Because tsunamis are triggered by earthquakes, among other things, and we cannot predict earthquakesaccurately, we cannot make months-in-advance predictions of tsunamis. The p-waves from the earthquakes that cause the most common tsunamis move more rapidly than the tsunamis do, allowing timely warnings; however, because the tsunamis get where they are going in hours or less typically, not much time is available. Water does go out before rushing in along some coasts, but comes in before going out along other coasts, waves have “up” and “down” parts, and some coasts get an “up” first whileother coasts get a “down” first. Little earthquakes make little tsunamis; big earthquakes make big tsunamis.Points Earned:1/1
Correct Answer:DYour Response:D10.This is a photo of a road cut through a mountain called Sideling Hill, in Western Maryland. What happened here?Points Earned:1/1
11.The photograph above shows some rocks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From looking at the rocks, and what you know about the park, a likely story is that: