Flashcards in Tsunamis Deck (3)
What is a tsunami?
Giant sea waves generated by shallow focus underwater earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, underwater debris slides and landslides into the sea
How is a Tsunami formed?
-upward movement of the seabed by and earthquake displaces a Column of water
-series o waves travel outward at heights of three feat or less
-as the wave approached shallow water it's energy compresses in to a smaller space forcing it to gain height