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Who named the tsunami?

The term "Tsunami" comes from the Japanese word for harbor (tsu) and wave (nami). The origins of the word are not surprising given that the majority of tsunamis occur within the Pacific Ocean and vicinity of Japan.

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Similarly, you may ask, how did the tsunami get its name?

The word tsunami comes from the Japanese word meaning "harbor wave." Tsunamis are sometimes incorrectly called "tidal waves" -- tsunamis are not caused by the tides (tides are caused by the gravitational force of the moon on the sea).

Subsequently, question is, why is tsunami given a Japanese name? Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." Represented by two characters, the top character, "tsu," means harbor, while the bottom character, "nami," means "wave." In the past, tsunamis were sometimes referred to as "tidal waves" by the general public, and as "seismic sea waves" by the

In this regard, who discovered tsunami?

In Japan, the first recorded use of the word "tsunami" occurred well over 1,000 years ago. Tuesday, a boat lay aground after being washed inshore near Sendai. The word "tsunami" is originally a Japanese word, but today it's commonly used in English.

How did the tsunami happen?

Tsunami are waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean surface due to earthquakes, landslides on the sea floor, land slumping into the ocean, large volcanic eruptions or meteorite impact in the ocean.

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