Tsunamis have been a source of fascination for centuries with illustrations of ancient tsunamis preserved throughout countless generations of art and stories. Indeed, tsunamis are prevalent in Greek mythology, and they can be seen in the anger of Poseidon, as well as the mythology of the Duwamish people in the form of shape-shifting water spirits, A'yahos.
For something that seems like such a crazy anomaly, it might seem surprising that there are such detailed records of tsunamis dating back to prehistoric times. In fact, these prehistoric tsunamis, which have captivated humans’ imaginations since time immemorial, are identifiable through geological evidence.
But what are tsunamis and how do they start?
In the past decade or so, it seems like hurricane after hurricane has made landfall and caused major destruction. Hurricane Sandy, Hurricane Mathew, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Michael - the list goes on and on.
But how do hurricanes form and why do hurricanes have an eye? Up next, we’ll tackle these questions and many more, as we start to uncover why hurricanes have become so much more destructive in the past decade.