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One fact about tsunamis is that they travel at speeds up to 500 miles per hours, and because they do not lose their energy, they can travel the entire Pacific Ocean in less than a day. Another fact is that tsunami is Jap... More »

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The 2011 tsunami in Japan resulted from an earthquake off the coast of Honshu, Japan, that measured 9.0 on the Richter scale, making it the fourth-strongest earthquake in world history. The tsunami devastated Fukushima, ... More »

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The economic chaos that followed the American Civil War in the South led to the rise of sharecropping. Sharecropping emerged as a means of keeping the upper-class land owners in charge and ex-slaves dependent on the land... More »

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Tsunamis most frequently occur in countries bordering the Pacific Ocean around the Pacific Rim. This area also covers the region referred to as the Ring of Fire, a place known for severe tectonic-plate shifts. The earthq... More »

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The majority of tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean in an area commonly known as the "Ring of Fire." The Ring of Fire has a high level of seismic activity that often triggers volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. More »

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Tsunamis occur most often in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Center for Tsunami Research. Areas along the Pacific Rim are most vulnerable due to the ... More »

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Tsunamis occur with the most frequency in the Pacific Ocean and around Indonesia. This is because of the properties of the Pacific Rim; it has a high number of active submarine earthquake zones, which are a major factor ... More »

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