Where do tsunamis usually occur?

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Where do tsunamis usually occur?

Almost 80 percent of all tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean.

   

Comments

8/13/2006 5:37:28 AM
Chantelle said:

I never new that and really suprised that that many tsunamis happen in the pacific.


10/16/2006 7:49:33 AM
Tsunamis said:

How do they occur?


10/28/2006 2:33:46 PM
Lily Pad said:

Wow.I never knew that,saw it when reserching for report.


10/30/2006 6:40:11 AM
Molly S said:

I think that this sight is interesting but it needs to be inproved. when I was trying to find something it was not there and I wasted my time


4/25/2007 1:21:05 PM
no name said:

IF YOU FEEL AN EARTHQUAKE WHEN YOU ARE ON THE COAST, PROTECT YOURSELF FROM THE EARTHQUAKE UNTIL IT IS OVER.
THEN MOVE QUICKLY INLAND OR TO HIGH GROUND.
A TSUNAMI MAY BE COMING IN A FEW MINUTES, AND ADDITIONAL LARGE WAVES MAY CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL HOURS.


6/7/2007 9:58:19 PM
caitlyn said:

tsunamis rock


9/13/2007 4:29:40 AM
hey said:

this is a good web site


9/29/2007 8:14:10 AM
Gina said:

There is nothing on this site about tsunamis . this is the worst site i have ever seen.


9/30/2007 10:22:41 AM
jack h said:

Why do they usually occur in the pacific ocean?


10/1/2007 8:58:45 AM
Lil M said:

yep i no
i need a pic thO!! nd its rellli unlikely they occur in the atlantic!! did u no that??!!!

byexx


10/8/2007 3:54:13 AM
nici and emily said:

its rubbish what a shitty fact!


10/10/2007 1:30:15 AM
Livi & Beth said:

Wow what a amazing fact !!!!!!


10/14/2007 9:18:25 AM
Ellie R said:

This helped me alot, but I didnt find any pictures or diagrams. Add some, and it will be perfect!


11/6/2007 11:02:23 AM
Audrina said:

Ok I didn't know that. But I really do think that you could have put more details!!!


5/26/2008 11:18:22 PM
Paige S said:

Tsunamis occur when the tectonic plates under the ocean shift out of place forcing movement of the ground above. The energy travels through the water the force becoming shallower at each point till eventually it has nowhere else to go but onto the land.


11/11/2008 9:49:09 AM
Lily Pad said:

Can you write me up a paper on tsunamis


11/30/2008 8:53:24 AM
yooo said:

it happen in near indonasia


12/10/2008 1:09:38 PM
Lily. Swatter said:

This site is okay...
but it needs to have more detail in the answers


12/12/2008 9:24:36 AM
sugar said:

I never knew that. INTRESTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


1/19/2009 5:28:09 AM
Kyle said:

thx is so cool i would hate to live near the pacific


1/20/2009 6:20:46 PM
Vannessa said:

inever knew that tsunamis can occur any time of the year!


1/22/2009 10:08:49 AM
Someone said:

Wow i didn't know im glad im researching tsunamis its interesting


1/25/2009 1:20:09 AM
Dianne said:

It usually occurs in the pacific cause its an open sea....


1/26/2009 12:03:43 PM
jakayla said:

i never new that but i think your website needs more info in it insted of just that.....almost 80% of tsunamis occur in the pasific ocean.


2/4/2009 2:38:01 PM
iiTs mEE said:

dang i wonder if it'll hit this place here in alaska in this certain spot


2/16/2009 7:54:30 PM
clint m said:

tsunamis are cool and exiting


2/25/2009 9:13:02 AM
alonzo dillard said:

tsunamis are dangerous!!!!


2/26/2009 8:12:34 AM
billy bob said:

why do you talk about gurus?


2/26/2009 8:12:37 AM
billy bob said:

why do you talk about gurus?


3/24/2009 2:41:38 PM
lili said:

i never knew that
wow


5/17/2009 10:12:25 PM
grace.Walker said:

australia is pretty lucky cause it is not near any tectonic plates so it is very unlikely that we can be damaged


6/3/2009 8:26:29 AM
Rassi said:

Tsunamis occur where tectonic plate borders meet.


6/13/2009 5:02:46 AM
Bridget said:

it needed to have a bit more info but otherwise good. very interesting.


6/1/2011 2:14:11 PM
matthew may said:

i never new almost 80% of the world's tsunamis occured in the pacific ocean.


6/25/2011 11:42:58 PM
Pip said:

Not very good to short


1/9/2012 5:51:40 PM
girl said:

omg. tsunamis are scary




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