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 » Science Earth Science Tsunamis

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 » Science Earth Science Tsunamis

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Tsunamis are caused by undersea volcanoes or earthquakes that push massive amounts of energy through the water. Earthquakes are the most common cause, but landslides can create tsunamis as well. More » Science Earth Science Tsunamis

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 » Science Earth Science Tsunamis

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 » Science Earth Science Tsunamis

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 » Science Earth Science Tsunamis