Tsunamis

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Tsunamis

Ways to Stay Safe During Tsunamis1. If you are near the ocean, be aware of tsunami warnings2. Map out an escape route that leads to higher ground3.Understand and know the signs of a tsunami which are:rising or falling ocean waters, and rumbling of an eathquake4.Never stay near the ocean to watch a tsunami5. If you get caught by a tsunami wave, do not swim, but grab onto a floating object around you and let the current carry you6. Do not go back to the shores after a tsunami until reporters say it is safe7. When you can see a tsunami wave, you are too close to escape

Tsunamis

by Virginia Johns

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* Tsunamis are usually caused by earthquakes* A tsunami is not just one big wave, but a series of waves called a "wave train"* The most likely places that tsunamis will happen in the U.S. are:Hawaii, Alaska, Washington, Oregon, and California* Tsunamis can travel at a speed of 500 miles an hour* Tsunamis can travel faster than a person can run


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