How Does an Earthquake Become a Tsunami?

How Does an Earthquake Become a Tsunami?

by Linda Tagliaferro

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Overview

What causes earthquakes? Why does the tide go out right before a tsunami hits? How can the damage of tsunamis be minimized? This series explores the causes and effects that shape our world. From the underwater volcanoes that sprout into islands, to the rushing waterfalls that spark electric currents, this series demonstrates how both natural and man-made phenomena occur.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781410934543
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 08/15/2009
Series: How Does It Happen
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 7.80(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.10(d)
Lexile: 870L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 10 Years

Table of Contents

Wall of water! — Layers of Earth — Is Earth's crust moving? — What causes earthquakes? — Earthquake zones — Speeding to shore — Danger on the beach! — Landslide! — 2004 tsunami — A disaster with no warning — Danger after the tsunami — Stopping tsunamis? — Saving lives.

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