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Anatomy of a Tsunami Interactive

Once and Future Tsunamis Interactive

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  What is a Tsunami?

A tsunami (pronounced soo-nahm-ee) is a series of huge waves that happen after an undersea disturbance, such as an earthquake or volcano eruption. The waves travel in all directions from the area of disturbance. The waves may travel in the open sea as fast as 450 miles per hour. As the big waves approach shallow waters along the coast they grow to a great height and smash into the shore. They can be as high as 100 feet. They can cause a lot of destruction and even death near the shoreline.

From: http://www.fema.gov/kids/tsunami.htm


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How Tsunamis Effect Communities ...

After Japan's recent Earthquake, a Tsunami also hit and devestated the island further. Nationally, more than 10,000 people are dead and many others are still missing since Japan's worst natural disaster in nearly a century. Estimates say more than 25,000 are feared dead. source: worldnews

See before and after
ariel pictures of Japan here:
ABC News Ariel View




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What Can You Do ...

Support those in need in Japan
Make a donation to the Red Cross





What can we invent to stop a tsunami
Ashley @ Elgin Ave. (CAN) tried to imagine what we could invent to stop a tsunami. How about a series of giant fans?


How to recover from a tsunami
The students @ Elgin Ave. (CAN) thought we could train animals, even birds, to help get people to safety.
Survival craft
Bradley @ Elgin Ave. (CAN) thought about what kind of boat could we invent to help people survive after a tsunami or flood. It would have lots of food that would last a month and all sorts of survival equipment.