How do Tsunamis form?

A tsunami is formed when two tectonic plates move in the middle of the ocean, which causes an earthquake because it is in the middle of the ocean. The water is forced to move out and it forms a huge wave. Tsunamis move far distances on water causing the wave to build up. As soon as a tsunami hits land it destroys the coast causing major damage like knocking buildings down, destroying paths, parks and homes. It takes time and hard work to clean up a tsunami.


How do tsunamis form?
Tsunamis are formed in many different ways most commonly when two tectonic plates rub together making an earthquake under the water causing a big wave called a tsunami.

What causes the tectonic plates to rub?

When there are two tectonic plates together they sometimes start to build up pressure and the only way to release that pressure is to rub together.