Tsunamis

  1. In 1958, the tallest tsunami ever recorded occurred. It was 1,740 feet tall.
  2. In 2004, an under sea earthquake in the Indian Ocean caused tsunamis that killed 283,000 people in many different countries
  3. The ring of fire in the Pacific Ocean records 80% of tsunamis.
  4. They can travel at a rate of up to 500 mph.
  5. The water can recede hundreds of yards from the shore before a tsunami hits.
  6. A tsunami’s speed slows down before it hits land, but it increases in height.

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