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sixcageyMécanique

22 févr. 2014 (il y a 3 années et 3 mois)

46 vue(s)


from
the Japaneese
word for “
harbour wave”


a series of giant, long ocean
waves


created by an underwater
disturbances


i.e. earthquakes, landslides,
volcanic eruptions


Can move hundreds of miles
per hour in the ocean


smashes into land with waves
as high as 100 feet or more.


“wildfire” describes an
uncontrolled fire


fires spread over vast areas
quickly and easily


destroys forests, vegetation,
animal species


Sometimes caused by
lightning but


often are caused by people
consequence of
carelessness, or arson




Water overflows onto land that's
normally dry affecting usual
activities


Flooding arise from:


overflowing rivers,


heavy rainfall over a short duration (flash
floods),


an inflow of sea water onto land


Sedimentation and deforestation
can worsen impact of floods


Seasonal flooding may be
important for agriculture and
water tables


A tropical storm with winds
over 74mph


Winds blow in a spiral
around a relative calm center
known as the "eye”


can bring torrential rains,
high winds, and storm
surges.


Can only occur over the
Atlantic,
Carribean

Sea, Gulf
of Mexico

What is this cartoon
saying?


The sudden rapid shaking of
the Earth


Result of shifting tectonic
plates


This releases energy that
causes the ground to move


Earthquakes may trigger
other hazards



A large earthquake in the
ocean floor can produce
tsunami waves

San Andres Fault Line