Disaster Strikes

We have been looking at our previous displays in our meeting today. Here is a quick test for you Year 6S.

What can you remember about the Tsunami?

Can you write a newspaper report?

How are Tsunamis caused?

Prizes will be given.

Posting a picture to remind you.

Have fun!!!!


6 thoughts on “Disaster Strikes

  1. Here are some facts Tsunamis.
    A tsunami is usually caused by a powerful earthquake under the ocean floor.This earthquake pushes a large volume of water to the surface, creating waves.This waves are the tsunami.In the deep ocean these waves are small.
    IT’S hard to see that a tsunami is approaching.The most obvious sign is the coastal water retreats before the waves reach the shore.This is actually the trough of the wave following behind.

    • What effect does a tsunami have ?The main impact a tsunami has is flooding.The waters are also able to erode the foundations of a coastal structures.
      On 26 December 2004 a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean.It was the result of Indio-Australian plate subducting below the Eurasian Plate.It was caused by an earthquake measuring more than magnitude 9.The earthquake caused the sea floor to uplift, displacing the seawater above.

  2. Here are some facts that I recall about Tsunamis:

    1) Tsunamis are huge waves of water that are usually caused by earthquakes or volcanic eruptions.

    2) As a tsunami approaches the shore, water may recede from the coast, if it is shallow enough the water may be pulled back hundred’s of metres. If you are in the area, observing this is a good indication that a tsunami is on the way.

    3) Regions in tsunami danger zones often have warning systems in place to give people as much time to evacuate as possible.

    4) When tsunamis hit shallow water (often near the coast) they slow down but increase in height.

    5) The Japanese word tsunami literally means ‘harbour wave’.

    6) Tsunamis are sometimes referred to as tidal waves but this term has fallen out of favour because tsunamis are not related to tides.

    By Haniyah Raja :)

  3. Dear mrs saunders,

    I remember lots of facts about the tsunamis
    This was a fun project

    Tsumami is when a large amount of water creates massive waves and these can get bigger and stronger each time.These waves can reach heights of over 100 feet.Tsunamis have become popular and they have been existing and have caused damages since ages. Tsunami is one of the most dangerous disasters caused from the ocean.Tsunamis are huge waves of water that are caused by earthquakes or volcanic erptions.The length of a tsunami as long as 100 kilometers.Tsunamis can travel as fast as 5000 miles per hour they can also tsunamis can travel up to the speed of 500- 800 kilometers per hour. Flooding caused by tsunami can be more than a thousand feet.The places with the highest risk of tsunami are Washngton, Oregeon, Hawaie, Alaska and California.In the last 2000 years 50000 people have died due to a tsunami in the Pacific Ocean.The biggest tsunami was in Japan. Majority of people who died in the 2005 Indian Ocean tsunami were women and children.

    About 80% of the tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire. A mega tsunami has very huge waves and has occurred in Alaska in 1958. Surprisingly only two people died.The 2011 Japan Tsunami is believed to be world’s most expensive disaster in history.


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