" A tsunami is like a sudden burst of energy created by a sudden deformation of the sea floor usually caused by an earthquake."
"A tsunami is like dropping a rock in a pond, but it doesn't go uniformly out. It is guided by underwater mountain ranges and valleys,"
"A tsunami is like a high tide that doesn't stop rising."
"A tsunami is like a train of waves, after one wave hits, it will not be over, stay in a safe place until you are sure it is completely over."
"The difference between tsunami and an ocean wave is that a tsunami is like a whole river that shows up - a tsunami is like a Class 4 rapids that just shows up and all of a sudden you have a river of water that wasn't there before."
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