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On December 26 2004 a great earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra and triggered immense waves tsunami that killed some 200000 people Satellites observing these waves from space measured

On December 26, 2004, a great earthquake occurred off the coast of Sumatra and triggered immense waves (tsunami) that killed some 200,000 people. Satellites observing these waves from space measured 800 km from one wave crest to the next and a period between waves of 1.0 hour. What was the speed of these waves in m/s and km/h? Does your answer help you understand why the waves caused such devastation?
 

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