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What is meant by Tsunami?

Asked by supriya, 14 Jul '07 10:55 pm
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Good.... see waves......
Answered by Nagarajan Karupayah, 14 Jul '07 10:56 pm

 
  
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tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of huge waves that happen after an undersea disturbance, such as an earthquake or volcano eruption. Tsunami is from the Japanese word for harbor wave.
The waves travel in all directions from the area of disturbance, much like the ripples that happen after throwing a rock. The waves may travel in the open sea as fast as 450 miles per hour. As the big waves approach shallow waters along the coast they grow to a great height and smash into the shore. They can be as high as 100 feet. They can cause a lot of destruction on the shore. They are sometimes mistakenly called tidal waves, but tsunami have nothing to do with the tides
On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.0 magnitude earthquakethe largest earthquake in 40 yearsoccurred off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra. The earthquake triggered a tsunami in the Indian Ocean, the deadliest in world history. More than 226,000 died and twelve countries felt the devastation. Hardest hit were Indonesi ...more
Answered by L KINI, 07 Aug '07 06:48 am

 
  
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A very large ocean wave that is caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption and often causes extreme destruction when it strikes land. Tsunamis can have heights of up to 30 m (98 ft) and reach speeds of 950 km (589 mi) per hour. They are characterized by long wavelengths of up to 200 km (124 mi) and long periods, usually between 10 and 60 minutes. Also called tidal waves.
The term tsunami comes from the Japanese words 'tsu' meaning "harbor' n 'nami' meaning 'wave'.


Answered by Priya Sivaji, 14 Jul '07 11:23 pm

 
  
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An unTsunami is a Japanese word for TIDAL WAVES. These waves can travel thousands of kilometers at great pace and while reaching the shore, since the water is so much, it forms a high wall of water traveling at very high speeds, destroying everything that comes its way. A whole city can be washed off overnight. It can be caused by earthquakes in the ocean. It is indeed an underwater earthquake. Resently we have seen its HAVOC in Asia Mahadweep.
Answered by raajkumarakela, 14 Jul '07 11:03 pm

 
  
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"under water earthquake"
Answered by junglee, 14 Jul '07 10:57 pm

 
  
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Tsunami (Tsoo-NAH-mee)-a series of waves that occur in an ocean or other large body of water and caused by some activity that displaces large amounts of water. Tsunamis are usually caused by underwater earthquakes. These often occur offshore at subduction zones (places where a tectonic plate that carries an ocean is gradually slipping under a continental plate). Thats Japanese for great harbor wave. Though sometimes called tidal waves, tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. Usually an undersea earthquake starts a tsunamis waves rolling across the ocean.
Answered by SK India, 31 Aug '07 09:56 am

 
  
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Earthquake triggers deadly tsunami,The world's most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean on December 26, triggering massive tsunamis that obliterated cities, seaside communities and holiday resorts, killing tens of thousands of people in a dozen countries.
As the region moves forward with reconstruction and recovery, efforts are also under way to maintain donations and relief, establish long-term strategies and develop early-warning systems so another disaster may be avoided.The most vulnerable victims'Tsunami Generation' braves unprecedented loss, aftermath
Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Posted: 8:40 AM EST (1340 GMT) Sri Lankan girl stares The tsunamis left thousands of children, like this Sri Lankan girl, without parents or homes.
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Answered by up gautam, 15 Jul '07 12:03 pm

 
  
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Earthquake triggers deadly tsunami

The world's most powerful earthquake in more than 40 years struck deep under the Indian Ocean on December 26, triggering massive tsunamis that obliterated cities, seaside communities and holiday resorts, killing tens of thousands of people in a dozen countries.

As the region moves forward with reconstruction and recovery, efforts are also under way to maintain donations and relief, establish long-term strategies and develop early-warning systems so another disaster may be avoided.
The most vulnerable victims
'Tsunami Generation' braves unprecedented loss, aftermath

Wednesday, January 12, 2005 Posted: 8:40 AM EST (1340 GMT)

Sri Lankan girl stares
The tsunamis left thousands of children, like this Sri Lankan girl, without parents or homes.


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UNICEF: Children in Indonesia are potential targets for orphan traffickers.
premium contentPLAY VIDEO
CNN's Mary Snow looks at an organization dedicated to protecting children of the ts ...more
Answered by g kakkasseri, 14 Jul '07 11:16 pm

 
  
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Tsunami is a Japanese word for TIDAL WAVES. These waves can travel thousands of kilometers at great pace and while reaching the shore, since the water is so much, it forms a high wall of water traveling at very high speeds, destroying everything that comes its way. A whole city can be washed off overnight. It can be caused by earthquakes in the ocean.
Answered by Rohit Jain, 14 Jul '07 10:58 pm

 
  
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