Tsunami Trouble

Tsunamis in Japan

About Tsunamis

A tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of over 100 feet onto land. These walls of water can cause widespread destruction when they crash ashore. These awe-inspiring waves are typically caused by large, undersea earthquakes at tectonic plate boundaries. When the ocean floor at a plate boundary rises or falls suddenly it displaces the water above it and launches the rolling waves that will become a tsunami.

Unexpected Japanese TSUNAMI Caught on Tourists Camera