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Film/Lecture Review - Tsunami

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film:  

https://search-alexanderstreet-com.jpllnet.sfsu.edu/view/work/bibliographic_entity|video_work|2362633

Film Title: "Japan's Killer Quake" (NOVA) 55 minutes

Alternate link if the above link does not work:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekDK07JlNzU  

Instructions: Answer the following questions in relation to the above linked film.

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Which tectonic plate is Japan a part of according to the film?

Select one:

a. The North American Plate

b. The Pacific Plate

c. The Indo-Australian Plate

d. The Eurasian Plate

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How long did the earthquake last in Tokyo, Japan according to the film?

Select one:

a. 45 seconds

b. 1 minute 15 seconds

c. 3 minutes 32 seconds

d. 5 minutes

e. 8 minutes 2 seconds

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What part of the tectonic process on the ocean floor specifically causes the tsunami to be generated?


Select one:

a. The Eurasian plate being dragged downward by the Pacific plate grinding under it during the subduction process.

b. The upwards motion of the Eurasian Plate as it springs back upwards during the actual earthquake.

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d. The lateral motion between the Eurasian and Pacific plate.

e. An underwater volcanic eruption that occurs at the same time as the earthquake.

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According to the film, how fast is the tsunami travelling from where it was generated?

Select one:

a. 25 mph

b. 95 mph

c. 370 mph

d. 500 mph

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The deeper the sea bed, the faster the tsunami will travel.


Select one:

a. True

b. False

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According to the film, how tall is the tallest tsunami wave to hit Ofunato, Japan?

Select one:

a. 2 feet

b. 26 feet

c. 41 feet

d. 102 feet

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According to the film, how long does it take for the first tsunami wave to hit Ofunato, Japan?

Select one:

a. 2 minutes

b. 5 minutes

c. 16 minutes

d. 20 minutes

e. 60 minutes

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According to the film, the tallest tsunami wave to reach the coastline in Miyako, Japan was 30 feet high. Why then, did the 30-foot tsunami wall built to protect the town fail?

Select one:

a. It was not structurally sound, so it was destroyed immediately upon impact with the tsunami wave.

b. The relentless tsunami wave scoured out the bottom of the wall, undermining it and causing the wall to eventually topple over as a result.

c. The earthquake caused the coastline (and the wall) to drop 3 feet, allowing the 30-foot wave to easily come right over the wall.

d. The wall didn't fail. It protected everyone in the town of Miyako, Japan.

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According to the film, how many people lose their life in Hawaii from the tsunami?

Select one:

a. 1 person

b. 8 people

c. 503 people

d. 1002 people

e. No one loses their life

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According to the film, how many people lose their life in California from the tsunami?


Select one:

a. 1 person

b. 8 people

c. 503 people

d. 1002 people

e. No one loses their life

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