General KnOWLedge: What causes a tsunami?

We talk about the forces behind the mightiest waves of all

Of all the natural disasters in the world, few are as curious as a tsunami. It can arrive without much warning at all, bringing a devastating wall of water to coastlines. And the damage left behind? Its waves can flatten buildings, cut off power and essential services, and contaminate drinking water. And it can take months, even years to fully repair things.

So how does a tsunami occur?

Mysterious waves

In today's OWLconnected General KnOWLedge, we're diving deep below the surface of the world's oceans to find the truth about these mighty, moving mountains of water. Is a tsunami predictable? How far can its waves travel?

Let's find out!

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