Animation Explains How Tsunamis Form And Why They’re So Scary

Waves come from the wind so tsunamis, which are basically bigger waves, must come from more wind, right? Not exactly. This cute animation explains that though normal waves are formed from above, tsunamis come from below from volcanic eruptions, landslides and earthquakes. They’re the real monsters of the sea.

Ted-Ed says it’s basically a fight between the energy under the ocean and the force above it.