Top 7 Facts About Tsunamis

A Tsunami is not just a single wave, but a series of ocean waves called a wave train

Tsunami is caused by an underwater earthquake / volcanic eruption / landslide / rapid changes in atmospheric pressure / meteorite.

About 80% of the tsunamis occur in the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire.

Tsunami on 26 December 2004 (0058 GMT) in the Indian Ocean is known to be the most powerful earthquake that has occurred till date.

The Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 hit 14 countries from Thailand to Africa, killing around 250000 people.

Tsunamis can travel as fast as 5000 miles per hour

Tsunami waves can be as huge as 100 feet.