Today’s Earthquake Fact
Although both are sea waves, a tsunami and a tidal wave are two different unrelated phenomena. A tidal wave is a shallow water wave caused by the gravitational interactions between the Sun, Moon, and Earth. A tsunami is a sea wave caused by an underwater earthquake or landslide displacing the ocean water.
Today in Earthquake History
December 18, 1901
M 5.9, Turkey – Hundreds of houses damaged at Ayvalik. Damage also occurred on Chios (Khios). It was felt from Istanbul to Aydin and Samos. The epicenter was offshore… Read More