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Wave!. What happened and why. 2004 Indian Sea Tremor . Undersea quake Size 9.0 ( Minute size scale ). NOAA. Epicenter 150 KM west of Sumatra. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake.
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Torrent! What happened & why

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2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Undersea quake Magnitude 9.0 ( Moment extent scale ) NOAA

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Epicenter 150 KM west of Sumatra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake

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Occurred along the subduction zone where the Indian plunges under the Eurasian Plate http://www.nps.gov/prsf/geography/pictures/plates.gif

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Facts The tremor came only three days after a greatness 8.1 tremor in a uninhabited locale west of New Zealand Possible association between these two tremors Possibility of a seismic chain response crosswise over neighboring plates has additionally been considered

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Facts Total vitality discharged by a size 9.0 tremor surpasses the aggregate sum of vitality devoured in the U.S. in one month Massive arrival of vitality and movement in mass irrelevantly modified the Earth\'s revolution

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A torrent (purported soo-NAA-mee) is a progression of waves (called a "wave train") created in a waterway by a throbbing or unexpected unsettling influence that vertically dislodges the water segment.

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Tsunami\'s are likewise erroneously alluded to as tsunamis as they frequently look like a tide that continues rising, instead of peaking waves when they achieve shore. Be that as it may, as they are not really identified with tides the term may be misdirecting, and its utilization is disheartened by researchers.

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Tsunamis are made when: Seafloor rapidly changes shape Water is uprooted Waves are framed as the dislodged water mass, which is influenced gravity, tries to move back Anthony Liekens 15:30, 28 Dec 2004 (UTC)

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Characteristics Move at high speeds Can travel huge separations with little vitality misfortune Can bring about harm a great many miles from its source May be a few hours between its creation and its effect on the coast

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Warning Systems Many nations around the Pacific, including Hawaii, have cautioning frameworks and departure methods in the case of a genuine torrent.

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Effects of Tsunamis Destruction of human life (100,000+) Destruction of property Spread of malady Destruction of biological communities

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