Tsunamis

by Alexander Acevedo and Skylar Cameron

Defining Tsunamis

A Tsunami is a series of ocean waves that sends surges of water, sometimes reaching heights of 100 feet. A Tsunami is a wave caused by an under water earthquake or underwater volcanic eruption.

Negative Effects on Natural Environments and Ecosystems

A tsunami can destroy Coral Reefs and certain ocean life will not have a home anymore. It also does lots of damage in the initial surge and then with standing water. In some fragile areas near the Indoneasinan coast ,it may take years for the coral reefs to get back the balance and mangrove stands and coastal tree plantation may may have been destroyed or several affected.

Negative Effects on People

Tsunamis bring horrible chemicals to peoples drinking water effecting their health causing death and horrible sicknesses. For most people who live in land the greatest threat is from overflowing rivers and creeks.

Positive Effects In An Enviroment

It will bring nutrients closer to shore for fish and plants. It will make people better prepare for the future. It will bring water to a droughted areas.

Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition

Weathering: Breaks down rocks and trees with powerful waves.

Erosion: It carries away the small bits and pieces of houses and rocks.

Deposition: The massive wave stops after it loses power.