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A tsunami is a large wave caused by earthquakes, submarine landslides, and, infrequently, by eruptions of island volcanoes. During a major earthquake, an enormous amount of water can be set in motion as the seafloor moves up and down. The result is a series of potentially destructive waves that can move at more than 500 miles per hour.

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May 6, 1999
M 6.2, Iran – At least 26 people killed, 100 injured and 800 houses destroyed in southwestern Fars Province. Felt at Kazerun and Shiraz. Also felt in parts of Bovir… Read More

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