|What Is A Tsunami?|
A tsunami is a series of travelling ocean waves caused by a sudden disturbance of the ocean floor that displaces a large mass of water. The waves spread outward in all directions from the disturbed area and can travel across entire ocean basins.
What a Tsunami is Not
Tsunamis are not the same as:
Regular ocean waves – these are caused by the forces outside of the earth’s sphere and the influence of gravity in relation to the moon, sun and planets. Tsunami waves are unrelated to regular ocean waves.
What is a Tsunami, Generation of the Phenomena