Tsunami

Alejandra Macias, Kaitlin Harrison, Kaymi Felan.

Is your catastrophic event weather related, geologic in nature, and/or caused by humans?

Tsunamis are geologic in nature, because they are created underwater.

80% of most tsunamis happen in the Pacific Ocean of the “Ring of Fire”.


What are the main features of this disaster, how does it form?

By underwater earthquakes, and the tectonic activity underwater.


Where and when is this nature disaster most likely to occur?

Along the coast, it occurs when the tectonic plates move underwater.


THE RING OF FIRE

The "Ring of Fire" (map) is an arc stretching from New Zealand, along the eastern edge of Asia, north across the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and south along the coast of North and South America. The Ring of Fire is composed over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes.The ring of fire has tectonic plates all around it, and volcanos.

TECTONIC PLATES