Tsunami Facts – 45 Engrossing Facts About Tsunami

Tsunami Facts

A drop in sea level, similar to a low tide, precedes tsunamis.

There are certain evidences that Mars once experienced massive tsunamis, where some of waves had heights reaching up to 400 m.

The 2011 tsunami in Japan was so powerful that it tilted the Earth’s axis between 4 and 10 inches and moved the Honshu Island 8 feet east.

Every 2 years a tsunami is recorded on the coast on Australia, but they are small and classified as low risk.

In October 1979, tsunami has struck coast of Nice, France and took the toll of 23 people.

DART is the warning system in the Pacific Ocean. It stands for Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis.

There are tsunami-warning systems in the ocean. These are sensors attached to the buoys that transmit data.

5 million years ago, there was a meteor shower that created huge tsunami, which wiped out life on Earth.

Japan, Chile and United States are the countries that are at a high risk of being hit by tsunami, as they have long coast coastlines on the Pacific Ocean.

A person who studies about tsunami is called a Seismologist.