Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How a Tsunami works

You can use this exercise after you study Tsunami in the Essential Links Book

Date : _________________ Name : _________________

How A Tsunami Works

Directions: The sentences below are in the wrong order. Place a number next to each of them to

indicate the proper order. Write the complete paragraph on the lines provided at the bottom.


_____________ Natural movements of layers of the Earths crust push together causing a

pressure under the oceans floor


_____________ A massive underwater earthquake takes place on the ocean floor

_____________ The energy from the earthquake is transferred to the water

_____________ The water level rises greatly above normal sea level



_____________ Gravity acts on the upward movement of water and forces the energy

out horizontally along the surface of the water

_____________ A large series of waves in the ocean are created

_____________ These waves can travel faster than a commercial jet at times

_____________ When these waves are able to reach shore, it can have catastrophe

affects on inhabitants of the area


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Rachael Alice Orbach - English Teacher

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