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hi,
my question was, what is the difference between, a hurricane,a tsnaumi, and a tornado

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Hi Tyron

A hurricane is a tropical storm that forms in the tropics and has 74 mph winds or more; it is also a large scale storm of a thousand miles or more.

http://www.hurricaneknowledge.com

A tornado is a small scale storm of anywhere up to a half mile wide and has winds of up to 300 mph or so. They form under and as a part of a thunder storm that isalso a part of a squall line:

http://www.spc.noaa.gov/faq/tornado/

A tsunami is an ocean wave that is generated from the sea floor upheaval from an erthquake:

http://www.tsunami.noaa.gov/

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