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Tsunamis

Source: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) A tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of huge waves that happen after an undersea disturbance, such as an earthquake or volcano…

tsunami

(Encyclopedia) tsunami tsoonä´m, series of catastrophic ocean waves generated by submarine movements, which may be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, landslides beneath the ocean, or an…

Tsunami Factfile

The Indian Ocean tsunami that occured in December 2004 was the deadliest in history by Borgna Brunner Before and after satellite images of Banda Aceh, North Sumatra, Indonesia. Related…

Ask the Editors: Tsunamis

The Question: What causes tidal waves? Also, how large can they become and what are the chances that they will occur? The Answer: First, a…

Deadliest Tsunamis in History

Deadliest Tsunamis in HistoryFatalitiesYearMagnitudePrincipal areas225,000+ 20049.0Indian Ocean100,000 1645? B.C. Crete-Santorini, Ancient Greece60,000 17558.5Portugal, Morocco40,000 17827.…

The Ten Deadliest Tsunamis

Below is a list of the deadliest tsunamis on record in the world. Magnitude, date, and location are also given. Location DateMagnitude350,00020049.0Indian Ocean100,0001410 b.c. Crete-…

Kesennuma

(Encyclopedia) Kesennuma ksn-noo´mä, city (1990 pop. 65,578), Miyagi prefecture, NE Honshu, Japan, on Kesennuma Bay. A fishing port, its industries include textiles and rubber and leather goods.…

Ishinomaki

(Encyclopedia) Ishinomaki sh´nmäk, city (1990 pop. 121,976), Miyagi prefecture, N Honshu, Japan, on Ishinomaki Bay. It is a commercial and fishing port and a center for marine product processing…