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Do all tsunamis have huge waves that do a lot of damage?

No. Tsunamis and tidal waves are actually quite different. True tidal waves are just that - tidal waves. Tsunamis are usually triggered by underwater earthquakes, volcanoes or nearby seismic activity.


Is p wave larger s wave surface wave or tsunamis?

Neither. P and S waves are body waves. Tsunamis are a different matter entirely.


How big do tsunamis get?

In deep water, it gets around 1 m tall, but in shores, the waves usually get around 30 m in the air.


Why are tsunamis called killer waves?

they killed a awful lot of people


What can happen when an earthquake occurs at sea?

tsunamis and tidal waves are some of the effects

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Do all tsunamis have huge waves that do a lot of damage?

No. Tsunamis and tidal waves are actually quite different. True tidal waves are just that - tidal waves. Tsunamis are usually triggered by underwater earthquakes, volcanoes or nearby seismic activity.


Are tsunamis just one wave?

No, tsunamis are not just one wave. They are a series of waves caused by underwater disturbances, such as earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic eruptions. These waves can be separated by periods of minutes to hours, with the first wave typically not being the largest.


Tsunamis are what?

Tsunamis that are triggered by volcanic eruptions


Why are they no longer called tidal waves?

Tidal waves were originally named due to their association with the tides, but the term was replaced with "tsunami" to distinguish these waves caused by underwater earthquakes or volcanic eruptions from those caused by tides. Tsunamis are more accurately described as seismic sea waves, reflecting their different origins.


Are Tsunamis twisting spirals of air?

Tsunamis are giant tidal waves.


Can tsunamis be refered to as seismic waves?

No. Seismic waves are the actual vibrations in the ground generate by an earthquake. Tsunamis are a different matter, nor are all tsunamis triggered by earthquakes.


When earthquakes occur what waves do they produce?

Seismic waves and tsunamis.


Can avalanches cause tsunamis waves?

Avalanches occurring in bodies of water such as lakes or fjords can generate tsunami waves. When a large amount of material is rapidly displaced into the water, it can generate a wave that travels across the body of water, leading to a tsunami. However, avalanches on land typically do not directly trigger tsunami waves in the ocean.


What are the best characteristics of tsunamis?

waves


Did Mississippi get hit by a tsunamis fron hurricane Katrina?

No. There were large waves, but waves produce by hurricanes and other storms, not matter how big, are not tsunamis. Tsunamis are a very different type of wave.


Can sumone surf a tsunamis?

No. Tsunamis don't curl and break like regular waves.


Do tsunamis hit Japan every year?

No. Tidal waves and tsunamis are not the same thing.