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Joseph "Lee  T. Guerrero

Tsunami is commonly referred to as a sea monster. It cuts across the sea with an awesome speed. On reaching land, it sucks most of the water out of the harbor; then, the creature may rise more than 100 feet tall and flatten whole villages. Often before a tsunami hits, there is a giant vacuum effect, and water is sucked from harbors and beaches. People see the bare sea bottom littered with flopping fish and stranded boats. This is because waves are made out of crests, or high points, and troughs, or dips between crests, and when a trough hits land first, the water level drops drastically. Usually another wave blasts ashore after 15 minutes, to be followed by succeeding waves, for

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