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QWould the floating ice and dense cold water slow down the speed of a tsunami at all?

Tsunamis occur most frequently in the Pacific and Indian oceans . Will occur due to the activity of tectonic plates , but much of this activity occurs in places like Alaska and polar regions . So , although rare , tsunamis can occur in these colder regions . So are there tsunamis slower ?

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#1SariahAnswered at 2012-12-11 00:40:16
It's a good thought in theory , but I do not think it has validity. The creation of a tsunami is completely from the physical point of view and that means it has to do with the transfer of energy through wave action . I do not see the ice you have enough of an effect to dampen a wave . If you've ever heard stories about tsunamis you probably know that if you are in deep water, the tsunami wave may be a is a foot taller than the rest , which means that even not notice ..... tsunamis become deadly when they reach shallower water and start to decrease and several waves are piled on top of one another and begin to grow in size. So just having ice coverage are not expected as a stop that plenty of water ... in fact I could imagine that could make things worse .....
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