Thursday, 24 August 2017

How is a Tsunami formed?

How is a Tsunami Formed?

A Tsunami is caused when the tectonic plates of the Earth’s Surface slip, releasing a huge amount of energy into the water. A Tsunami can also be caused by Submarine Landslides, Underwater volcanic eruption or an earthquake which causes the tectonic plates to split. The energy travels up towards the earth’s surface and causes the water to rise above sea level. Gravity then pulls it down which makes the energy ripple outwards horizontally. A Tsunami can travel over 500 miles per hour and it can reach up to 100 ft tall.   

When the Tsunami waves have formed, the Gravity pulls it back causing the causing the tide to reach further than usual. When the gravity then releases the waves, it vastly heads towards the shore. Tsunami can cause damage to anything and everything. It can bust down huge buildings and lift tons of cars. A Tsunami can ruin a whole town if it had a huge amount of energy.

This is my explanation on how a Tsunami is formed. If you happen to be somewhere where a tsunami is, make sure to go to high and stable ground!

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