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All earthquakes do not cause tsunamis but many do. When you hear that an earthquake  occurred, stand by for a tsunami emergency message.

An earthquake in your area is a natural tsunami warning. Do not stay in low-lying coastal area after a strong earthquake has been felt.

A tsunami is not a single wave but a series of waves. Stay out of danger areas until an “all-clear” is issued by a competent authority.

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What is tsunami?

Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, “harbor wave.” The phenomenon we call tsunami is a series of large waves of extremely long wavelength and period usually generated by a violent, impulsive undersea disturbance or activity near the coast or in the ocean. When a sudden displacement of a large volume of water occurs, or if the sea floor is suddenly raised or dropped by an earthquake, big tsunami waves can be formed by forces of gravity. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, and even the impact of cosmic bodies, such as meteorites, can generate tsunamis. Tsunamis can savagely attack coastlines, causing devastating property damage and loss of life.

How do earthquakes generate tsunamis?

Tsunamis can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces the overlying water. Tectonic earthquakes are a particular kind of earthquakes that are associated with the earth’s crustal deformation; when these earthquakes occur beneath the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position. Waves are formed as the displaced water mass, which acts under the influence of gravity, attempts to regain its equilibrium. When large areas of the sea floor elevate or subside, a tsunami can be created.

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International WaterSky Spectacular which is showcasing the “Eye-On-Malaysia” giant ferris wheel at the Titiwangsa Lake here has added another attraction to boost tourism in this city.

The new attraction — “Theatre of The Waters”– has the world’s biggest and most powerful water screens which feature facets of enchanting Malaysia in a kaleidoscope of amazing images and colourful lighting.

This mesmerising tapestry of images, staged simultaneously at four locations around the Titiwangsa Lake shoreline, showcase the people, places and achievements of Malaysia in a new format that combines laser projection, pyrotechnics and on-water ski performances.

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