Tsunamis are a series of waves caused by underwater disturbances, such as earthquake, landslide, volcanic eruption, or meteorite impact. A tsunami can move hundreds of miles per hour in the open ocean, and in deep water the waves may be hardly noticeable. As the waves approach shore, the momentum slows, and the waves grow in height. Here’s how you can be prepared.
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Will the Channel Islands protect us
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From the area where the tsunami originates, waves travel outward in all directions. Once the wave approaches the shore, it builds in height. The topography of the coastline and the ocean floor will influence the size of the wave. A small tsunami at one beach can be a giant wave a few miles away. Since we do not know where a tsunami might originate, we cannot predict whether the islands will provide any protection.
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