2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Essay

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Bryan Quinteros Orantes
May 26, 2017
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“2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami” The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, one of the most fierce Tsunamis known caused by Earthquakes. What can be said about the earthquake can be found in www.dosomething.org. In the website they claim,“The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.”, meaning it was strong enough to take out a whole country. Also, fun fact, 1 Hiroshima-type atomic bomb is equivalent to 15 kilotons of TNT, source is from the wikipedia.

During the Tsunami, it is said, by the Wikipedia, that, “The undersea megathrust earthquake was caused when the Indian Plate was subducted by the
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Death tolls, injured people, Housing destroyed, people in total who were affected, and total damages and costs, all the information can be found in www.recoveryplatform.org. India, 16,389 dead, 6,913 injured, 1,000 Housing damage and costing 2.1 billion, total affected people are 654,512. Indonesia, 165,708 died, injuries are unknown, home damages are unknown, but the damage costed 4451.6 million, and the total people affected were 523,898, also 532,898 were left homeless. Maldives, 102 died, 2,214 injured, homes destroyed are unknown, but the damage costs were 470.1 million, the total people that were affected were 27,214. These are the only countries that could be found with certain numbers.

In conclusion, the Indian Ocean Tsunami was a very fatal natural disaster.Ranking 2nd in most fatal natural disasters, and ranking first in most fatal tsunami. By the way, another fun fact, this incident was later named “Boxing Day Tsunami”,. The reason this is so scary is the fact that over 10 countries were affected by the tsunami. They were “Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri-Lanka, Malaysia, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Maldives, Reunion Island (French), Seychelles, Madagascar, Mauritius, Somalia, Tanzania, Kenya, Oman, South Africa and Australia”. This was a copy and paste from the
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Death tolls, injured people, Housing destroyed, people in total who were affected, and total damages and costs, all the information can be found in www.recoveryplatform.org. India, 16,389 dead, 6,913 injured, 1,000 Housing damage and costing 2.1 billion, total affected people are 654,512. Indonesia, 165,708 died, injuries are unknown, home damages are unknown, but the damage costed 4451.6 million, and the total people affected were 523,898, also 532,898 were left homeless. Maldives, 102 died, 2,214 injured, homes destroyed are unknown, but the damage costs were 470.1 million, the total people that were affected were 27,214. These are the only countries that could be found with certain numbers.

In conclusion, the Indian Ocean Tsunami was a very fatal natural disaster.Ranking 2nd in most fatal natural disasters, and ranking first in most fatal tsunami. By the way, another fun fact, this incident was later named “Boxing Day Tsunami”.

Now the reason for this is because boxing day is a day celebrated after christmas. According to the wikipedia, “There are competing theories for the origins of the term, none of which is definitive.[4] The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestations from Britain in the 1830s, defining it as "the first week-day after Christmas-day, observed as a holiday on which post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to
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