Consider the following statements about Tsunamis:

  1. Tsunamis are tidal waves
  2. They are much more frequent in the Pacific Ocean

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [B] 2 Only

Tidal waves are caused by the forces of the moon, sun, and planets upon the ocean water. A tsunami is a large ocean wave usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion. Tsunamis are not tidal waves. Tsunamis are much more frequent in the Pacific Ocean.

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