Created By: Mikah Tucker and the rest of his group

Physical Characteristics of Tsunamis

A Tsunami is a seris of several unusally large waves which are created by land slides, under water earthquakes and in some cases volcanic eruptions. Some Tsunamis can be as tall as a 10 story bulding and possibly 60 miles long.

Tsunami Awareness/ Safety Information

Safety/ Awareness

Currently the International Tsunami Warning System monitors the ocean through a network of buoys and other scientific instruments. When the buoys detect a earthquake which could create a tsunami authorities are alerted and will begin evacution if needed.

Warnings and Safety tips:

1.When the shaking stops, move quickly to higher ground because a Tsunami may not be to far behind. 2. If possible get to a diaster kit of some sort. 3. Also just gather things you cant live without such as Pets, Family pictures, and other priceless items.

Tsunami Occurance Worldwide

The largest number of earthquakes occur around the rim of the Pacific Ocean associated with a series of volcanoes and deep-ocean trenches known as the "Ring of Fire".

As a result, the largest source region for tsunamis is in the Pacific Ocean with 71% of all occurrences.The remaining occurrences of tsunamis happen in the Mediterranean Sea (15%), Caribbean Sea and Atlantic Ocean (7%), Indian Ocean (6%), and finally the Black Sea (1%). Of all tsunamis, 83% are produced directly by earthquakes.

Tsunami Impact of life

March 11,2011 a 9.0 tsunami trampled the Japanese coatline.

It killed 15,000 people and 3,000 atleast are still missing.

There was tons of debris and radioactivity along the west coast

Almost 6,000 miles away.