• Question: How are tsunamis caused?

    Asked by Lottie to Nick on 14 Mar 2019.
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      Nick Werren answered on 14 Mar 2019:

      Lottie! Hello! 🙂 Tsunamis are created when a huge event occurs that displaces water in the ocean. This could be a tectonic plate moving (the Earth’s crust is made up of HUGE slabs of rock called tectonic plates), an underwater volcano erupting OR a meteorite hitting the sea and creating a huge wave!

      The UK is very nicely protected from tsunamis by Europe, so don’t expect any to hit you!