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What is a Tsunami ?

A Tsunami is a huge wave usually caused by an earthquake under the ocean.

The Sumatra Tsunami

In December of 2004, a large earthquake took place in the Indian Ocean. It happened off the western coast of Sumatra. Sumatra's waves were up to 30 meters!!
Tsunami's regain energy meaning they can travel across entire oceans with limited energy loss. A tsunami that travels thousands of miles across the ocean is called a transoceanic tsunami or teletsunami.