When one thinks of all the natural disasters, that could effect the Maryland and Washington D.C. area they often think of hurricanes and snowstorms. They often forget about the possibility of a tsunami. A tsunami, often referred to as a “tidal wave”, is a wave train, or series of waves, generated in a body of water by an impulsive disturbance that vertically displaces the water column. Being located on the Atlantic coastline the
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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.