Where do tsunamis occur?


Where do tsunamis occur?

Waves of Energy:

Just as seismic waves travel through rock in the form of earthquakes, the energy released by seismic activity also travels through water. When the waves of seismic activity reach shallow water, the sea floor begins to drag at the bottom of the way. This causes the top of the wave to pile up, creating a crest.

Answer and Explanation:

Tsunamis occur along coastal areas bordering oceans. Because of the increased seismic and volcanic activity in the Ring of Fire, an area along the...

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How Plate Movement Affects Earthquakes, Tsunamis & Volcanic Eruptions

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