Tsunami Earthquake Causes

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Tsunamis (Seismic sea waves) are huge ocean waves created by undersea disturbances.
Zosia Bulhak Japan is a breathtaking place, but also a country with a very old and respected culture. It would seem like the perfect place to live, almost like a heaven on earth, if it weren’t for the terrible natural disasters called tsunamis. Tsunami comes from Japanese and it means a harbour wave. According to National Geographic, these waves can reach heights up to 35 meters, and are mostly the aftereffects of earthquakes. “Most tsunamis, about 80 percent, happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” a geologically active area where tectonic shifts make volcanoes and earthquakes common.” said one of the scientists working with National Geographic(7). Above the mantle of the earth, there is a layer made of tectonic plates, which fall into either the continental or oceanic category. They move and occasionally meet, which creates stress between the rocks. Due to this stress, the plates bend and break in order to release the elastic energy stored inside them. When all the energy is gone, they can snap back into
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A logical assumption would be to say that the more shallow the fault, the less severe the earthquake will

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