Geohazards: Tsunamis

By: Jackson Germond

Tsunami

Tsunami's happen when there is an earthquake near or in the water. These are huge threats to humans and the ecosystem. I say this because when these waves crash into us they destroy nearly everything.

Vulnerable Regions

Vulnerable regions to tsunamis are regions close to the water.

How is the Power of a Tsunami Measured

Tsunami are measured on a Richter chart.


http://cdip.ucsd.edu/?nav=historic&sub=datac&xitem=tsunami

Occurences

Two of the most memorable and powerful tsunamis are

-Japan, March 2011

-Indonesia, December 2004

Protection

We can protect our selves from these by going to higher ground, leaving the vulnerable area, and creating sea breakers.