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What is a tsunami?

A Tsunami is a series of sea waves commonly generated by under-the-sea earthquakes and whose heights could be greater than 5 meters. It is erroneously called tidal waves and sometimes mistakenly associated with storm surges. Tsunamis can occur when the earthquake is shallow-seated and strong enough to displace parts of the seabed and disturb the mass of water over it.


Slide2 revised Tsunami

Tsunami Threat in the Philippines
Natural Signs of an Approaching Tsunami
Tsunami Safety and Preparedness Measures

how tsunamis are generated

The diagrams shows how tsunamis are generated when an earthquake occurs under the sea