Today we have 10+ cool facts about tsunamis! Is your child intrigued by weather occurrences, especially those involving large earthquakes, volcanic activity, seismic data, and big waves? These coloring sheets about tsunamis will be great for teaching a lesson; use them at home or in the classroom.

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Very large earthquake triggers cause Tsunamis!


From the causes of tsunamis to the resulting fast-rising flood that can occur in the aftermath, tsunamis are a series of ocean waves caused by undersea earthquakes-even earthquakes close to the ocean or volcanic eruptions under the sea. The last devastating tsunami that occurred in the United States was in 1964 and according to information statements Alaska to Hawaii was affected. A tsunami advisory should always be taken seriously because it’s not a normal wind wave! Click the green button to download our tsunami facts coloring pages now:

12 FACTS About Tsunamis

  1. Tsunamis, also known as harbor wave, are a type of natural disaster that causes a giant wave by sudden and violent movements of the ocean floor, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, or landslides.
  2. Tsunamis can be extremely destructive natural forces, with the potential to cause massive loss of life and infrastructure damage.
  3. Volcanic eruptions can cause tsunamis when they trigger massive underwater landslides, which in turn create large waves that propagate across the ocean.
  4. Tsunami waves are often referred to as tidal waves, but they are not actually caused by tides. Tides are regular, predictable movements of the ocean caused by the gravitational pull of the moon and the sun.
  5. Tsunamis can travel at a great speed across the ocean, sometimes reaching speeds of up to 500 miles per hour.
  6. The Pacific Ocean is known for having frequent and powerful tsunamis due to its location along the “Ring of Fire,” a region of intense tectonic activity.
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Let’s color some small tsunamis on paper!
  1. Tsunamis can travel long distances across deep ocean water without being noticed, but they become more destructive as they approach shallow water and the coastline.
  2. Large tsunamis can consist of a series of waves, with each successive wave often larger than the previous one.
  3. When a large tsunami strikes, it is essential to move to higher ground to avoid the strong currents and large waves that can cause severe damage.
  4. Understanding tsunamis and taking appropriate precautions, such as building on higher ground or having early warning systems in place, can help reduce the impact of these natural disasters.
  5. Low tide can sometimes be an early warning sign of a possible tsunami, indicating that the sea level has dropped significantly before a large wave hits.
  6. The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 was one of the most devastating in history, causing over 200,000 deaths and widespread destruction in several countries.

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These tsunami facts coloring pages are sized for standard letter white paper dimensions – 8.5 x 11 inches.

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Did you know that submarine landslides cause tsunamis?

This pdf file includes two coloring sheets loaded with tsunami facts that you don’t want to miss. Print as many sets as needed and give them to friends or family!



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