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When a tsunami hits a coastline, it can cause great destruction and loss of _____________________________. Many tsunamis can be _____________________________ before they hit _____________________________, and the loss of life could be minimized with the use of modern _____________________________.
The word tsunami comes from the _____________________________ word meaning "harbor wave." Tsunamis are sometimes incorrectly called "_____________________________ waves" -- tsunamis are not caused by the tides (_____________________________ are caused by the gravitational force of the moon on the sea).
If you are on the beach and you see the water recede quickly and unexpectedly from the beach, run toward _____________________________ ground or inland -- there may be a _____________________________ coming. Also, if you are on the coast and there is an earthquake, there may be a tsunami, so run toward higher ground or inland. Many beaches have tsunami warning sirens -- do not ignore them.
You can make a tiny _____________________________ of a tsunami by dropping a _____________________________ into a bowl of water, causing ripples to propagate (travel) outwards from the site of _____________________________. Another way is to slightly jolt the bowl of water and watch it slosh over the rim on one side.
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