summary of the tsunami
Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbour wave. " A tsunami is a wave, or series of waves, generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that vertically displaces the water column. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, and even the impact of cosmic bodies, such as meteorites, can generate tsunamis. Tsunamis can savagely attack coastlines, causing devastating property damage and loss of life. In the past, tsunamis were sometimes referred to as "tidal waves " by the general public, and as "seismic sea waves "