What is a Tsunami and What Are its Causes and Effects?

By Shivank Goel|Updated : August 19th, 2022

A tsunami is a chain of very long waves that are caused by a sudden unexpected heavy movement of the ocean's surface that may have been caused due to earthquakes near the floor of the ocean, landslides, large volcanic eruptions, etc. A Tsunami leads to other major calamities as well including loss of human life, livelihood, and other natural resources as well.

Causes and Effects of Tsunami

A tsunami is a chain of long waves caused by a sudden displacement of the ocean's surface which is usually caused by an earthquake, large volcanic eruptions, meteorite impact, and such. Tsunami usually causes large damage to the natural environment as well as to human life.

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  • A Tsunami is a chain of very long waves that are caused by a sudden displacement of the ocean’s surface that may have been caused due to earthquakes near the floor of the ocean, landslides, large volcanic eruptions, etc.

  •  Yes, it does. It majorly affects the human population as well as the natural resources.

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