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Tsunami - Why Does It Roar?

When an earthquake-caused tsunami crashes ashore, it is moving so fast that it cannot be outrun.  It has enormous force and often makes a roaring sound.

This clip - from NOAAPMEL (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Pacific Marine Environmental Laborary) - contains footage of the July 12, 1993 tsunami which struck Okushiri, Japan.  It also explains how earthquakes occur and how those quakes can cause tsunamis. 


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Video clip from NOAAPMEL, online courtesy NOAA.

 

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