Today Class 12 came in to read worldwide headlines stating that Fiji was on an tsunami alert due to an earthquake. It had a magnitude of 6.9 and has struck south of Fiji in the Pacific Ocean. A tsunami threat message was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre after the quake hit. “Hazardous tsunami waves from this earthquake are possible within 300km of the epicentre along the coasts of Fiji,” it said.
We have spoken to Mr Tallant (who is in Fiji) he has reported that although highly populated areas have been evacuated, everyone seems to be ok and no tsunami has hit, although there is heavy flooding on some roads due to the rain.
He asked us to investigate how things actually float, therefore we have investigated why today.
Why do certain objects float and certain objects sink Class 12?
What else have you learnt today?