The difference between twister, tornado, cyclone, hurricane and tsunami

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The difference between twister, tornado, cyclone, hurricane and tsunami

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Anonymous 0 Comments

Twister is just slang for Tornado. The others form over water, all types of hurricanes with names depending on where you are in the world.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Twisters and tornados are the same thing. They are the reverse triangle winds, and they suck up stuff.

Hurricanes and cyclones are the same thing, but they are just called differently depending on where they happen. They are large areas of winds that are rotating. If you’re in a hurricane, you’ll just feel very strong winds, and there’s often a lot of rain (unless you’re in the center, called the eye). You won’t get sucked into the air or die. They’re similar to how the water swirls when you stir your glass, but much slower and in air form.

Tsunami is completely unrelated. A tsunami is just a big wave when there is an earthquake in the ocean. It’s like if you splashed water, there will be a big wave, and maybe it will even hit something on the side of the bath tub. We are that something, and the tsunami is the big wave.