Date  : _________________ Name  : _________________

How A Tsunami Works

Directions: The sentences below are in the wrong order. Place a number next to each of them to indicate the proper order. Write the complete paragraph on the lines provided at the bottom.

_____________ These waves can travel faster than a commercial jet at times.
_____________ The water level rises greatly above normal sea level.
_____________ The energy from the earthquake is transferred to the water.
_____________ A large series of waves in the ocean are created.
_____________ A massive underwater earthquake takes place on the ocean floor.
_____________ When these waves are able to reach shore, it can have catastrophe affects on inhabitants of the area.
_____________ Gravity acts on the upward movement of water and forces the energy out horizontally along the surface of the water.
_____________ Natural movements of layers of the Earthís crust push together causing a pressure under the oceanís floor.

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