oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Tsunami!

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... THE PHENOMENON WE CALL a tsunami is a series of waves of extremely long wavelength and long period generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that displaces the water. Tsunamis are primarily associated with earthquakes in oceanic and coastal regions. Landslides, volcanic eruptions, nuclear explosions, and even impacts of objects from outer space (such as meteorites, asteroids, and comets) can also generate tsunamis. As the tsunami crosses the deep ocean, its length from crest to crest may be a 160 km or more, and its height from crest to trough will only be about a metre. They ..

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