by Karson Ritchie and Bryanna Garza


Tsunami- a long high sea wave caused by an eartquake, submarine landslide, or other disturbance.

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Negative Effects

-On natural ecosystems or ecosystems

Tsunamis can sweep away trees, make small, low islands, uninhabitable,break coral reefs, and can kill many animals.

-On humans

Tsunamis can cause mass deaths from drowning, large amounts of property loss, and disease created b stagnant water.

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition From Tsunamis

When tsunamis wash in they can weather down mountains, erode islands, and deposit soil all over the planet.

The Great Indonesian Tsunami

This event happened December 26th, 2004 on the Indian Ocean near Indonesia. What happened was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake under the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami that caused 150,000 people to o missing or die. It also caused mass property loss and moved trillions of tons of rock hundreds of miles.

2004 Boxing Day Tsunami

Other Interesting Facts About Tsunamis

-80% of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Oceans
-can go as fast as a jet airplane
-the tops f the waves move faster than the bottoms