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Why do Tsunamis occur ?. By Omkar. Overview. Tectonic Plates Earthquake Wave Formation Tsunami Formation . Tectonic plates. The crust of our planet is cracked into seven large and many other smaller slabs of rock called plates Plates Move ,collide forming D eep ocean trenches

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Overview
Overview

  • Tectonic Plates

  • Earthquake

  • Wave Formation

  • Tsunami Formation


Tectonic plates
Tectonic plates

  • The crust of our planet is cracked into seven large and many other smaller slabs of rock called plates

  • Plates Move ,collideforming

    • Deep ocean trenches

    • Mountains

    • Volcanoes

    • Earthquakes.


Tectonic plates1
Tectonic plates…


Wave formation
Wave formation

  • An earthquake occurs when two tectonic plates crash into each other and one plate slips under the other under the Deep Ocean

  • Water level rises above sea level

  • Gravity causes the water to spread into a wave that travels at an incredible speed and with amazing power.



Tsunami formation
Tsunami formation

  • The waves get bigger as it gets closer to shoreline

  • When it hits shallow water the huge wave travels more slowly

  • The water from the shore moves into the ocean, and then the massive wave crashes into the shore and keeps traveling inland