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  • Tsunami: Physics and Probablities
    • Tsunami is a Japanese word (tsu=harbor, nami=wave)
    • Tsunami is a giant wave created by an underwater disturbance that displaces a column of water
    • Possible causes
      • Earthquakes on or beneath ocean floor (tectonic plate movement)
      • Landslides where part of an island or continent slide into ocean
      • Volcanic eruption spewing molten rock onto ocean floor
      • Meteorite or asteroid plummeting into the sea