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          What is a tsunami?
• Is tidal wave.      90
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• It does lots of     70
  destruction.        60
• The Japanese word   50
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    What are the Characteristics of a
               tsunami?
•   500 miles per hour
•   Crest
•   Last for over an hour
•   Waves pile on top of each other when…
•   After a tsunami, the sea may…
      Tsunami!




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What causes a tsunami to form or
            work?
•   Earthquakes
•   Asteroid impact
•   Volcanic eruption
•   Avalanches
•   Plates colliding


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           Destruction in Chile




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   How and why do the waves
  change before it hits the coast?
• Water pushes up and out
• Each time the waves move towards the
  shore, they grow bigger
• When it hits the coast it usually is at its
  highest point
• Effect: Destruction
Is there a structure that cannot be
      broken by a Tsunami?
• There is…
• The structure is called vertical structure.
• It is located in Hawaii
    Destruction




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        Destruction




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   Where are the most tsunamis
        found and why?
• Pacific Ocean
• The tsunamis are mostly in the…because…
• Ring of Fire
Earthquake Tracking




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 How do scientists know when a
      tsunami is coming?
• Watch dogs
• Adding seafloor sensors
• Seismograph
              Watchdogs




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   What to do when a tsunami is
             coming?
• First turn on your
  radio.
• Then move to a higher
  place.                            QuickTim e™ and a
                            TIFF (Uncompres sed) dec om pres s or
• Stay away from the          are needed to see this pic ture.

  beach if you are close
  to one.
• CAUTION……

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  Destruction in Indonesia




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        Tsunami




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    Tsunami wave



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         Tsunami




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          Tsunami!!!




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     Encyclopedia Bibliography
• “Tsunamis.” World Book 19 World Book, Inc. 2003
          Website Bibliography
• “Tsunamis.” www.discoverystreaming.com
• “Tsunami Early Warning System.” www.cwarn.org.com
• “Tsunamis.” www.worldbookonline.com
            Book Bibliography
• Walker, Niki. Tsunami Alert. Crabtree Publishing
  Company, 2006.
• Ingram, Scott. Tsunamis. Bearport, 2005
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