Are all tidal waves caused by earthquakes?



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    Yes, Tsunamis (tidal waves) are cased by earth earthquakes, along with other disturbances that move a mass of water such as volcano eruptions, landslide, ice breaking (a very large chunk of ice), or a meteoroid impact. They are usually triggered by undersea earthquakes, though.

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    Usually, yes but tidal waves (tsunamis) can be formed by ANYTHING that displaces massive amounts of ocean water.  Earthquakes, shifts in the Earth’s tectonic plates, can either push the Earth’s crust upward or force it downward – either way, huge amounts of water are displaced, causing a tsunami.  Submarine landslides, cosmic impacts or submarine volcanic eruptions can also cause tsunamis, as they all displace lots of ocean water.

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