Waves and tsunamis
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The earthquake struck on a Wednesday in March at 8:32am, 50 kilometres off the coast of Gisborne near the Hikurangi Trough. Even though it registered magnitude 7.1, it was not widely felt along the coast. The shaking caused no damage. Thirty minutes later, enormous waves rushed in. There was almost no warning. The “silent” tsunami hit 115km of coastline on the East Coast, from Mahia Peninsula to Tokomaru Bay.
Planning for a rupture of New Zealand’s largest fault, the Hikurangi subduction zone, has kicked into motion, with scientists certain it’s a case of when, not if. We know the Hikurangi subduction zone can produce large earthquakes and tsunamis, and that these events have occurred in the past. This knowledge, combined with current research suggesting there is a greater likelihood of a rupture following the Kaikoura/Hurunui earthquake in 2016, and increased pressure building on the fault ...
The 'miracle of Kamaishi' : How 3,000 students survived 3/11- JAPANESE GOVT SITE. In the aftermath of the March 11, 2011, catastrophe, which claimed more than 15,800 lives and have left some 2,660 people still missing, the fact that almost all the nearly 3,000 elementary and junior high school students of Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, miraculously survived has brought hope to many people.
Fundamentals of waves - TEACHING RESOURCE. Seeing, hearing, feeling warmth, surfing, tuning the radio, using a cellphone – these and many more activities involve waves. But what is a wave? In this article, we get to grips with the different kinds of waves and look at the key characteristics of all waves – their wavelength, period, frequency, speed and amplitude. These concepts are important for describing waves of all kinds.
Comparing tsunamis and surf - TEACHING RESOURCE. So you want to surf a tsunami? In this article, you’ll learn why that’s not possible – and how dangerous it would be to try. Tsunamis have much more energy than a surf wave, so they last for longer and are much faster. They also look very different to a surf wave. However, tsunamis and surf waves do share some basic characteristics, and both arise as a result of shoaling.
Tsunami Walk Out - GET PREPARED INITIATIVE. You might have missed #Tsunamiwalkoutday but this activity is still an excellent idea for those looking at disasters/earthquakes and tsuanmis. This link has further links to resources like tsunami maps for different regions in NZ.