By John Connelly
Why do tsunamis happen during earthquakes
Tsunamis happen during earthquakes because there is a violent disturbance deep below the ocean surface caused by a earthquake, volcanic eruption, or a landslide. When the 1 plate go's down and the other 1 go's up the energy in the water builds up when the water gets closer to land and creates a tsunami.
How do you survive an earthquake
facts about earthquakes
The largest earthquake weighed 15 tons. (30,000 pounds) The fastest plate might shift 6 inches a year (15 centimeters).Earthquakes form 50 miles below the earth's surface.