Tornadoes
Volcanoes
Hurricanes
Tsunamis
Earthquakes
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What is a tornado?

a violent rotating column of air extending from a thunderstorm to the ground

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What are volcanoes?

a mountain that opens downward to a pool of molten rock (magma) below the surface of the earth

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Where do hurricanes begin/form?

Ocean
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What is a tsunami?

a large ocean wave usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion

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What causing earthquakes?

Shift/movement of the earth's surface/tectonic plates

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What is a nickname for a tornado?

Twister

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What is the difference between magma and lava?

Magma: inside the volcano
Lava: Shooting out of the volcano

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What type of water is required for a hurricane to form?

Warm water

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a large ocean wave usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion

What is a rain gauge?

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What coast do earthquakes occur the most?

The West Coast

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Tornadoes occur when a _____ front meets a _____ front.

Tornadoes occur when a COLD front meets a WARM front.

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Located in the Pacific Ocean where most volcanoes occur.

Ring of Fire

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What is another name for a hurricane?

Cyclone or Typhoon

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The word "Tsunami" comes from what language...
Japanese
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Located in the Pacific Ocean where most earthquakes occur.

Ring of Fire

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The part of the water cycle where tiny drops of water collect into large enough droplets to fall to the ground as; rain, snow, sleet, or hail.
What is precipitation?
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What is a dormant volcano?

A volcano that has not erupted in many years, but there is still some activity deep inside.

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The US state where most hurricanes occur.

Florida

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How does the water flow when it is a tsunami?

Straight

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What can earthquakes cause?

Tsunamis

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What states are located in "tornado alley"? (HINT: There are 7.)

Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Louisiana, South Dakota, Iowa, and Texas

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Where is the largest volcano located?

Hawaii 

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The ocean where most hurricanes occur.

Atlantic Ocean

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What does "tsunami" mean in Japanese? (HINT: 2 words)

Harbor Wave

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What is a seismograph?

a tool that is used to measure the intensity of an earthquake

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