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Do you know everything about the tsunami? Most people don’t know this, but at least two tsunamis are occurring every year around the world, and they are mostly as a result of underwater earthquakes or volcanos. Did you know that most of the happen in the Pacific Ocean? See what more you can learn about then in this quiz.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which was the most recent Tsunami that happened?

    • A.

      Tsunami that hit Japan

    • B.

      Tsunami that hit Thailand

    • C.

      Tsunami that his America

    Correct Answer
    A. Tsunami that hit Japan
    Explanation
    On March 11 at 2:46 pm JST a massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake occurred near the northeastern coast of Japan, creating extremely destructive tsunami waves which hit Japan just minutes after the earthquake and triggering evacuations and warnings across the Pacific Ocean. The earthquake and tsunami have caused extensive and severe damage in Northeastern Japan, leaving thousands of people confirmed dead, injured or missing, and millions more affected by lack of electricity, water, and transportation. This page is being updated continuously to provide the latest information about this crisis, resources for those affected, and ways to contribute to relief efforts in Japan.

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  • 2. 

    Will a Tsunami ever hit Singapore?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    Singapore is located in a geographically favorable position that makes it highly unlikely for a tsunami to hit the country. It is situated at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula, protected by the surrounding landmasses and the Indonesian archipelago. Additionally, the South China Sea acts as a buffer, reducing the likelihood of a tsunami reaching Singapore. Therefore, the answer is "No."

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  • 3. 

    How does Tsunamis come about?

    • A.

      Volcanic eruptions

    • B.

      Caused by the moon

    • C.

      Global warming

    Correct Answer
    A. Volcanic eruptions
    Explanation
    Tsunamis are primarily caused by volcanic eruptions. When a volcano erupts, it can trigger a series of underwater earthquakes, which in turn generate massive waves known as tsunamis. These waves can travel across the ocean at high speeds and cause devastating damage when they reach coastal areas. The energy released during a volcanic eruption is immense and can displace huge amounts of water, leading to the formation of tsunamis. Therefore, volcanic eruptions are a major factor in the occurrence of tsunamis.

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  • 4. 

    The cause of a tsunami is the displacement of a substantial volume of water or perturbation of the sea is caused by the position of the moon. Is this correct?

    • A.

      Yes

    • B.

      No

    Correct Answer
    B. No
    Explanation
    The given statement is not correct. The cause of a tsunami is usually an underwater earthquake, volcanic eruption, or landslide. These events can displace a large volume of water, creating powerful waves that travel across the ocean. The position of the moon does have an influence on tidal patterns, but it is not the primary cause of tsunamis.

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  • 5. 

    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the (1)________ force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the destructive power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look large.

    Correct Answer
    smashing
    Explanation
    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the smashing force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the destructive power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look large. This means that the force of the tsunami waves can physically smash and destroy buildings, infrastructure, and anything else in its path, leading to widespread damage and destruction.

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  • 6. 

    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the (1)________ force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the (2)___________ power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look large. 

    Correct Answer
    destructive
    Explanation
    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the destructive force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the destructive power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look large.

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  • 7. 

    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the (1)________ force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the (2)___________ power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look (3)_____. 

    Correct Answer
    Large
    Big
    Huge
    Explanation
    Tsunamis cause damage by two mechanisms: the force of a wall of water traveling at high speed, and the power of a large volume of water draining off the land and carrying all with it, even if the wave did not look large, big, or huge.

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