causes of tsunami

Environment Interesting Facts

The Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics refers to the theory widely accepted in the 1960s and 1970s that the earth’s crust and upper mantle are composed of tectonic plates that continually move or drift. This motion can cause earthquakes in various magnitudes and trigger volcanic activities.  During major earthquakes the seafloor also moves and can generate huge ocean waves […]

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Japan Sits on Ring of Fire

In Japan’s shaky, unstable geography, earthquakes are commonplace. No other country in Asia has seen so many earthquakes as Japan, China, and other countries along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Just recently, Japan was rocked by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake causing substantial loss of life and property, and inflicting serious damage in the country’s infrastructure, […]

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Interesting Facts Natural Disasters

Anatomy of a Tsunami

Gigantic waves that can level coastal communities demonstrate nature’s enormous power. Tsunami sprung from disturbances underneath the ocean such as volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. They may also occur after a huge meteorite impact or a nuclear testing where large amount of water are displaced, creating a ripple effect that reaches the shore. Man-made tsunami is […]

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