A tsunami is a series of sea waves or surges caused by a sudden event such as an earthquake beneath, or near the ocean causing the water column to move and a tsunami to form. Tsunami waves travel rapidly through oceans and onshore they can cause widespread damage, injuries, and loss of life. Tsunami form a series of waves that can be spread over a 12-hour period, with waves arriving up to an hour apart.
- If an earthquake is long OR strong, Get Gone! A tsunami could be on the way
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