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5.9: Earthquakes at Convergent Plate Boundaries

Difficulty Level: Basic Created by: CK-12
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tsunami Enormous wave generated by vertical movement of the ocean floor during an underwater earthquake; tsunamis can also be caused by volcanic eruptions, landslides, or meteorite impacts. A deadly set of waves can rise high on a beach and travel far inland.

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6 , 7
Date Created:
Jan 04, 2013
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