There are many different ways that tsunamis can form. One of them is by underwater earthquakes and underwater landslides. There are two kinds of underwater earthquakes, tectonic and subduction. When tectonic earthquakes occur, the seafloor becomes deformed, forcing displacement of water thus causing tsunamis. The other earthquake, subduction earthquakes act very differently. Tectonic plates slip under each other, creating a massive disturbance in the water and the land under it and also forces displacement of water. Another way, which tsunamis can occur, is an underwater landslide. Sometimes rocks, sediments and other debris falls all at once causing a huge disturbance and causing tsunamis. Under water explosives,... [continues]
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