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What is a tidal wave?

A tidal wave is a large ocean wave, usually caused by an earthquake or violent storm at sea.  Sometimes great, destructive waves sweep in from the sea like a huge tide.  Most people call these “tidal wave,” but they have nothing to do with true waves. Scientist have a special name for tidal waves.  They …

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What causes waves?

Water waves are caused mainly by the wind.  On a windy or stormy day there are many waves in the water, and on a calm day there are fewer waves. This explains what makes most waves in the water.  Winds push up waves on seas, lakes and ponds.  The waves you see on a calm …

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