Tsunami


If u have read my last post u must be aware why i am posting  such a general topic. This may be an experiment post but still may open some facts and info for some of those oblivious abt tsunami..

What is a tsunami????

A tsunami (soo-nah-mee) is a series of waves created when a body of water, such as an ocean, is rapidly displaced on a massive scale.

The term tsunami comes from the Japanese words (津波、つなみ) meaning harbor (“tsu”, ) and wave (“nami”, ). [a. Jap. tsunami, tunami, f. tsu harbour + nami waves. – Oxford English Dictionary] Although in Japanese tsunami is used for both the singular and plural, in English tsunamis is often used as the plural. The term was created by fishermen who returned to port to find the area surrounding their harbor devastated, although they had not been aware of any wave in the open water.

According to a site ,The biggest tsunami in recent history occurred off the coast of Sumatra and was caused by an underwater earthquake. Two smaller earthquakes that occurred days before the killer wave on December 26th, 2004 preceded this monster wave. The Richter scale recorded this last quake to have a magnitude of 9.2 and pinpointed it to occurring off the West Coast of Northern Sumatra.

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anyhow i will post some images

some tsunami videos

 

 

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