Consider the following statements:
1. Harbour waves originate due to earthquakes
2. Rip tides indicate a nearby storm / hurricane
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Tsunamis are called ‘harbor wave’, and they are result of displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean due to Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions.

Rip tides are strong sea currents which push away from the shore as a strong storm is near. They are formed by the strong winds pushing water towards the shore. Tropical cyclones’ winds push waves up against the shoreline even if they are hundreds of miles away, so rip tide warnings are often the first indication of a nearby hurricane.

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