The Terrifying Strength of Tsunamis

Tsunamis are very dangerous and are often scary, but you can survive them.

Tsunamis are much faster than humans, and they are so destructive that they can destroy a whole village or even an island.

Tsunamis are most common where there is a lot of volcanic and earthquake activity. This area is known as the ring of fire.

A tsunami is so fast that it can reach speeds of up to 970 kmh when it is in the ocean.

You are notified when a tsunami is coming by the Pacific Tsunami System, which was established by scientists. The system is important because tsunamis can hit in less than a day after being notified, so people need to move fast to avoid them.

[Sources: National Geographic Kids; NASA]