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downslope and are redistributed across the sea floor. When these large amounts of dirt, mud, or sand slides into the ocean it often generates an uplift in the water causing a tsunami.
Earthquakes, cosmic collisions, and landslides are just few causes of a tsunami. Even though the Maryland and Washington D.C. area are more likely to have a hurricane or a snowstorm, we must not ever forget the constant threat of having a tsunami.