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5 interesting facts about tsunami

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5 interesting facts about tsunami


1-A tsunami occurred in Alaska in 1958 that was 524 metres (1,719 feet) tall – even taller than the
Empire State Building.
2-A tsunami is a massive wave that sweeps over the land and destroys everything in its path. It can be 30 metres (100 feet) high when it strikes the shore.
3-Mount Fuji, the volcano that towers over the Japanese capital Tokyo, last erupted in 1707.The earthquakes and tsunami that followed killed 30,000 people and the rice fields were left barren for 100 years.
4- A tsunami can travel across the ocean as fast as a jet plane, at speeds of up to 750 kilometres (465 miles) per hour.
5-In 2004, the tsunami in the Indian Ocean killed around 230,000 people and was the ninth deadliest natural disaster since the Middle Ages.
6-A tsunami occurred in Alaska in 1958 that was 524 metres (1,719 feet) tall – even taller than the Empire State Building

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