Animated Voice : Images Of Tsunamis

1031 WordsSep 2, 20165 Pages
Animated voice: Footage of tsunamis. Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 14:46 JTS time, a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake occurred just off the east coast of Japan, across from Sendai. The epicentre of the earthquake was at 38.322°N 142.369°E and caused a massive tsunami to form. Now we’ll go over to our very own reporter, Willow Jones, who will be explaining tsunamis for you. Willow: Live footage from studio. Hello, I’m Willow and I will be your reporter for tonight. Now, over 90% of tsunamis are caused by underwater earthquakes like this one. The other causes of tsunamis are underwater landslides, volcanos, and even meteorites! Earthquakes are caused by the movement of tectonic under…show more content…
This goes on like a Mexican wave. When the energy reaches the surface, and has nowhere else to go, it translates outwards like a soundwave. Tsunamis can travel incredibly fast, as fast as 800km an hour! The longer it takes to reach land, the stronger the tsunami gets. Photo of the ring of fire. Early warning systems are installed at intervals on the ocean floor, especially around the ring of fire, where many earthquakes occur. Footage of tsunami. When a tsunami reaches the coastline of a country, the preliminary wave comes and acts like a sudden high tide. This wave then quickly disappears back into the ocean. This action provides an early warning system, letting people that in a few minutes the real tsunami wave is coming. When the real tsunami wave arrives, it will knock anything down that is in its path. Cars, people, and even buildings in the case of a large tsunami, will be pulled down. Although there are early warning systems, the message does not get out quick enough and many people are unaware that a tsunami is soon to come. Now we will go over to former nuclear reactor manager and scientist, Will Morgen, to explain
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