Monday, 8 August 2016

Charlie's Tsunami Writing


A tsunami is a japanese word meaning harbor wave. It can travel at a speed of 800 Kilometers per hour. When it reaches the shore decreases in speed and increases in height it can rise to a height of 100 feet tall.

A Tsunami is formed by underwater earthquakes and underwater volcanic eruptions. Tsunamis are also known as a tidal wave but is nowhere near related to the tidal activity caused by the sun and moon.a tsunami is basically just a bigger version of a normal wave They have a trough and a crest and both move by the energy in the water . The only Difference is where the energy comes from.

Some of the warning signs for a tsunami are the buoys in the when a tsunami is is travelling under it through the water or around it though the water the buoys will start to move rapidly through the water. There is also something called a seismograph which some scientists use to detect tsunamis early.

   This image shows the damage caused by a tsunami  

Here are five facts about tsunamis

Fact #1 Tsunamis are huge waves of water that are usually caused by Underwater earthquakes or underwater volcanic eruptions.
Fact #2 When tsunamis hit shallow water they slow down but increase in height.
Fact #3 Tsunami is a japanese word meaning Harbor wave
Fact #4 Tsunamis can travel at a speed of 500 Miles an hour
Fact #5 If caught by a tsunami wave, it is better not to swim, but rather to grab a floating object and allow the current to carry you.

By Charlie

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