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Tsunamis are


Formed by -


Earthquake Tsunamis

Earthquake Tsunamis

Landslide Tsunamis

Meteorite Impact

Meteorite/Asteroid Impact

• If an asteroid 0.6 km in diameter or larger struck the Atlantic Ocean 400 miles from NYC:– The height of the tsunami would be taller than

the Statue of Liberty—93 meters (305 ft 1 in)– The height of the tsunami along the African

coast would be 20 meters (65 feet) high

• Probability:– 1 every 100,000+ years

Volcanic Eruption

The 2011 Japanese Tsunami

The 2011 Japanese Tsunami

Japan TsunamiMarch 11, 2011

• Waves, as high as 49 feet, traveling 500 mph• Over 10,000+ people killed.

How can we prepare for a Tsunami?

Follow the animals!

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center is

responsible for tsunami monitoring

in the Pacific Basin.

Their website is at http://www.prh.noaa.gov/ptwc/


Can Tsunami hit Long Island?


La Palma, Canary Islands

Natural Disaster Safety

Earthquakes in our Country

Before an earthquake► -► -

Sturdy furniture to crawl under, such as a table or desk, so nothing can fall on you

► - Drop under something, hold on, and

protect your eyes by pressing them against your arm

► - Water, battery-operated radio, canned

food, change of clothes, medicines, band-aids, etc.

During an earthquake►DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON!►Stay indoors until the shaking stops►If you are in bed, stay there and

protect your head with a pillow►If you are outdoors, find a clear spot

away from buildings, trees, and power lines. Drop to the ground

►If you are in a car, slow down and stay in the car until the shaking stops

After an earthquake


Each time you feel one, DROP, COVER, AND HOLD ON!


How is preparing for an Earthquake different than preparing for a

Hurricane or Tsunami?