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Alejandro Valeria Vasco Becky www.nctr.pmel.noaa.gov.com What is a tsunami? • Is tidal wave. 90 80 • It does lots of 70 destruction. 60 • The Japanese word 50 East 40 West is… 30 North 20 10 0 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Qtr Qtr Qtr Qtr www.surftravelcompany.com 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! www.tomgpalmer.com What causes a tsunami to form or work? • Earthquakes • Asteroid impact • Volcanic eruption • Avalanches • Plates colliding http://static.howstuffworks.com Destruction in Chile http://library.thinkquest.org/04oct/01724/images/chile.jpg 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 www.sciencenewsforkids.org Destruction www.sciencenewsforkids.org Where are the most tsunamis found and why? • Pacific Ocean • The tsunamis are mostly in the…because… • Ring of Fire Earthquake Tracking http://cwarn.org/ How do scientists know when a tsunami is coming? • Watch dogs • Adding seafloor sensors • Seismograph Watchdogs http://i241.photobucket.com 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…… www.webwombat.com.au Destruction in Indonesia http://www.ec.gc.ca/EnviroZine/images/Issue52/tsunami1_l.jpg Tsunami http://static.howstuffworks.com Tsunami wave Quic kTime™ and a TIFF (Uncompress ed) decompres sor are needed to see this picture. www.Surfers village.com Tsunami http://www.theindiancatholic.com Tsunami!!! www.insivumeh.gob.gt 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 Questions ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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