How To Prevent A Tsunami?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
How to prevent a tsunami?

Unfortunately it is absolutely impossible to prevent a tsunami from striking! It's a force of nature and something over which human beings have no influence.

The only measures that can be taken to deal with a tsunami are to put in place early warning devices and emergency measures.

Tsunamis are caused by the displacement of a very large body of water, which then causes a huge wave which heads inland - as it has nowhere else to go.

This displacement of water can be caused by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, submerged explosions (such as nuclear device tests), landslides, glaciers and meteorite impacts.

Anything that causes a very large displacement of water can cause a tsunami.

  • In 2004. The indian ocean tsunami claimed the lives of 230,000 people in fourteen different countries in the surrounding region.
  • It was one of the most destructive natural disasters to have occurred in modern history.
  • Unfortunately, there is no way of preventing this kind of disaster from happening again.
Jennifer Bone Profile
Jennifer Bone answered
It isn't possible to "prevent" a tsunami. The causes of tsunamis are acts of nature: Earthquakes.

Earthquakes are caused by the shifting of tectonic plates. When oceanic plates shift, their movement basically gives a big push to the water on top of it, causing a huge wave to form.

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