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Tsunamis, Earthquakes and Meteors
A tsunami can reach heights of over one-hundred feet tall, though most are much smaller. These waves can be caused by a number of different things, including earthquakes, volcanoes or an impact with the surface of the ocean. Tsunamis may be more or less destructive depending on how they are formed. Understanding the destructive potential of a tsunami is extremely important in order to properly prepare to deal with the dangers posed by these waves. Places with active tsunami warning centers are able to protect people from tsunamis by giving them enough time to reach higher ground. Being able to properly predict how high a tsunami wave might get is vital in order to keep people safe.
How is a tsunami generated?How far can a tsunami travel?How big can a tsunami get?
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