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QWhats the diffrence between a title wave and a tsunami?

I need to know what the deffrence title is between a wave and a tsunami ?

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#1WinifredAnswered at 2013-02-03 18:33:59
I think it's tsunami? I think they are the same thing. Only a tsunami was called before people realized that was not caused by the tide , only underwater explosion or earthquake.
#2alihaAnswered at 2013-02-05 07:43:45
Tsunami besides being bigger , bigger, stronger, force packaging , my understanding is that they are caused by the activity siesmic underwater. Waves casued by lunar gravity , I think
#3HarleyAnswered at 2013-02-18 20:54:57
A tsunami is a giant wave . Of course that has nothing to do with the tide , but maybe before people understand the seismic events , would have appeared to have been caused by a freak tide . The use of the word tsunami took when it became popular to borrow the words of Japanese. Clearly, people had observed this phenomenon in places other than Japan before borrowing words from other languages ​​became fashionable .
#4SloanAnswered at 2013-05-03 08:29:25
You got some good answers . I will add only this:

A tsunami is a seismic phonomenon , . No weather

A tsunami occurs as a result of the tide in an estuary. Weather is not predictable .

A rising tide , however , is both oceanographic and meteorological . This occurs when the wind direction , atmospheric pressure and tide are like the water level is well above the normal range and flooding low- laying areas .

Earth Wind increases the sea level. Low pressure increases the sea level. If both occur at a higher tide , you can go dikes , dunes and other natural barriers or man .
#5sweetGAnswered at 2013-07-05 18:28:55
a tsunami wipes out cities and villages, over 20 feet tall in many cases
#6BeccalynnAnswered at 2013-07-26 14:49:28
a title wave is a nonsensical phrase made up by you.

A tsunami is a very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.
#7ZaharaddeenAnswered at 2013-10-05 00:08:12
Title wave is smaller
#8Arushi HELP:(Answered at 2013-10-09 06:19:12
both are same
#9StephenieAnswered at 2013-11-06 00:38:42
There is no such thing as a "title wave".

The word "tsunami" is derived from two Japanese words - 'tsu', meaning "port" or "harbour" and 'nami' meaning "wave" or "sea".

Tsunami (a word which is both singular and plural) are sometimes referred to as 'tidal waves'. However, this is totally incorrect as they have nothing to do with the tides of the sea.

Most normal waves in the sea are created by the wind blowing across the sea top and this is where Tsunamis differ - they are created by submarine tectonic activity or other movement under the sea such as landslides or volcanoes. Tsunamis are not caused by the tides or the wind.

Only children tend to refer to tsunami as 'tidal waves'.
#10JoshuaAnswered at 2013-11-24 03:28:46

A disaster waiting to happen - yet the general public of the American Eastern Seaboard know nothing about it.…

The tsunami is caused by volcanic activity on the seabed, tectonic plates rubbing together etc.

A tsunami can also be caused by massive landslip into the sea which can send a massive wave right across an ocean to wipe out communities on the opposite shore.

Tsunami videos…


A tidal wave is a regular happening, an event which takes place at given tidal reaches around the globe. The most famous one here in England is called the Severn Bore - first, a video of a regular tidal wave in China - extremely dangerous.

Tidal Wave in Chine…

The Severn Bore tidal wave England…
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