Tsunami Essays

  • Samoa's Tsunami

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    On 29th of September 2009, on a Tuesday morning Samoa was struck by a horrible tsunami that was triggered by an earthquake. These natural disaster s caused Samoan citizens to lose loved ones, had their homes stripped away from them along with their crops and how their economic environment was left damaged. This report will be explaining to you how these natural disasters affected Samoa. Earthquakes Earths crust is a hard-outer cover that is surrounding around the whole earth; it is made up of many

  • Samoan Tsunami Essay

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    Samoan 2009 tsunami report: What caused the earthquake and tsunami? On Tuesday the 29th of September 2009, a huge tsunami hit Samoa – as well as several other islands – and impacted many, leaving a path of destruction [1]. Tsunamis are big waves that are generated from earthquakes, or volcanic eruptions that occur in the ocean [2]. The tsunami – in the case of Samoa – was caused by an underwater earthquake [1]. An earthquake is when the Earth’s surface shakes in response to the sudden release of

  • Crescent City Tsunami Analysis

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    different ways. On March 11, 2011 there was an earthquake just off the coast of Japan that spawned a tsunami that hit many coastal communities in California and beyond. One of these communities was Crescent City. Crescent city is a small town about 20 miles south of Oregon. The main damage of the tsunami caused in Crescent City was the destruction of the harbor. Only one person died in this area from the tsunami, and they were

  • Tsunami Earthquake Causes

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    Tsunamis (Seismic sea waves) are huge ocean waves created by undersea disturbances. Zosia Bulhak Japan is a breathtaking place, but also a country with a very old and respected culture. It would seem like the perfect place to live, almost like a heaven on earth, if it weren’t for the terrible natural disasters called tsunamis. Tsunami comes from Japanese and it means a harbour wave. According to National Geographic, these waves can reach heights up to 35 meters, and are mostly the aftereffects of

  • The Boxing Day Tsunami Analysis

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    change the face of natural disasters forever. Early in the morning on December twenty-sixth, 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami began. While the event itself was not long in duration, the effects that it had on society and the Earth will last a lifetime. The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, more commonly known as the Sumatran Earthquake or The Boxing Day Tsunami, caused catastrophic effects in the area, but also around the globe. The Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at almost one o’clock

  • Case Study Of 2009 Samoan Tsunami

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    2009 Samoan Tsunami By Charlotte Brown 11MNN On the morning of Tuesday the 29th of September 2009 two earthquakes struck the ocean waters off Samoa. (1) As a result, a tsunami with waves measuring up to 4.5 metres in height flooded over the coast of many of the islands destroying villages, shops, tourism, people’s livelihoods as well as their lives. (5) The primary reason/ cause for this tsunami were the two earthquakes and their associated movement of tectonic plates. To explain further; under

  • Boxing Day Tsunami Research Paper

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    Boxing Day Tsunami Tsunami is defined as a high long wave caused by an earthquake, volcano or a meteor and waves that spot grow larger and larger. How it builds up? Before a tsunami the earthquake happens and the waves grow up to one hundred feet tall. During the tsunami, the waves hit shallow waters and destroy anything in its way. After a tsunami, a large wall of water follows behind it and takes many objects with it back to the ocean. What damage did the Boxing Day tsunami cause? The Boxing

  • 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami Essay

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    Bryan Quinteros Orantes May 26, 2017 P6 “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

  • Why Are Tsunamis So Dangerous To Humans

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    Tsunami Tsunami Why are tsunamis so dangerous to humans? To begin this essay, I think first of all describe what a tsunami is and then be able to manage my question: Why are tsunamis so dangerous to humans A tsunami is a huge wave that can be up to 30 meters high. Tsunamis can be formed by landslides or volcanic eruptions underwater or when a meteorite crashes into the sea. Tsunamis occur, however, usually associated with earthquakes on the seabed due to movements in the earth 's crust or upper

  • Indian Ocean Tsunami Vs Dust Bowl

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    understand that facts has evidence. For example: An 12 year old boy has good grades and he is highschool. That is an opinion with factual evidence. My two disasters are Indian Ocean Tsunami and Dust bowl. The relationship between The tsunami and dust bowl is they both form into a giant wave. For example the tsunami forms by an earthquake. A dustbowl forms by the indigenous grasses in place, the high winds that occur on the plains picked up the topsoil and created the massive dust storms that marked

  • North Carolina Earthquake Causes

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    disaster the tsunami. Historically, tsunamis have been caused by a plethora of different events. Some of these are underwater earthquakes, volcanoes, and landslides. Many people might recognize earthquakes as a violent shake in the earth’s crust and this is true, but tsunamis can be more powerful causing a greater damage. Tsunamis happen when the plates on the crust of the earth move, therefore moving the entire plate so that the water rises and is pushed forward, therefore causing a tsunami (Drohan

  • The Killing Sea Analysis

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    December, 2004 In Indonesia was a tragic month Because a tsunami hit and killed many people, in addition to all of the deaths, the tsunami destroyed everything in meulaboh. The author Richard lewis wrote the book to tell and to simulate the tsunami in the killing sea with two new characters, ruslan who once collaborated with sarah to save her little brother, peter. In the book The Killing Sea by Richard Lewis, Ruslan and Sarah have different viewpoints about what makes a good family. first The

  • Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Analysis

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    resulted in a devastating tsunami that affected millions of people. The tsunami also caused three reactors in the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to malfunction, leading to a nuclear meltdown and release of potentially lethal radioactive material into the surroundings. The Tōhoku Earthquake ranks fourth on the list of all time worst earthquakes in terms of magnitude. As a result, the tidal waves it generated were huge, with the crests reaching up to 15 m in height. The tsunami wreaked havoc, killing

  • Compare And Contrast Earthquake And Alaska Earthquake

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    like secondary hazard. They are tsunamis, secondary hazard, that causes after the earthquake, tsunami had killed a lot of people and destroy area around there. The effect for Valdivia earthquake are too big so they’re traveled across to the Pacific Ocean and traveled along to the southern Chile, Hawaii, Philippine, Japan and etc, with the speed are over than 200 miles per hour. While the effect for Alaska is also big, that why this incident which is caused tsunami and massive landslides are also

  • North Carolina Earthquake Research Paper

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    February 21st, 1774 this one was quite noticeable speaking there were some reports from Winston Salem through Virginia. How do tsunamis form? A tsunami is a series of great sea waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide or volcanic eruption. A tsunami is a series of many waves known as wave trains. A tsunami can also be generated by a giant meteor. Most tsunamis are known to be formed by underwater earthquakes. How do earthquakes form? Earth quakes form when

  • Write An Essay About The Tohoku Earthquake

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    off the coasts of Japan that occurred at 2:46pm on Friday 11 March 2011, which triggered a powerful tsunami that reached the height up to 10.4 meters. A Japanese National Police Agency reported 15,889 deaths, 6,152 injured, and 2,601 people missing, 127,290 buildings totally collapse, 272,788 buildings half collapse, and another 747,989 buildings partially damaged. The Tohoku earthquake and tsunami caused severe structural damage in northeastern Japan, including heavy damage to roads, railways and

  • Pacific Northwest Earthquake Case Study

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    wall will hit the Northwest coast. It is predicted that the combination of the earthquake and the tsunami, will result in 13,000 people killed and the Pacific Northwest totally wiped out and destroyed. Not only is it terrifying that the odds of this big hit are one in ten, but also the fact that people are not even preparing for this natural disaster. This could easily be the worst earthquake and tsunami in all of North

  • Essay On Alaska Earthquake

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    destructive earthquake in Prince William Sound and other areas of Alaska. In Western Canada, Oregon California and Hawaiian Island a Pacific-wide tsunami was produced which was destructive in. The death rate from the earthquake was about 128 people. Most of the deaths were in Alaska 115, Oregon had 15 and Washington were caused by quake-generated tsunamis. The human toll could have been much larger. However, the low population in the immediate area of the quake (and Alaska’s relatively low population

  • Essay On Chilean Earthquake

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    landscape as well as change the lives of the inhabitants of the area that they occur in. During this period of time some catastrophes were foreseeable such volcanos erupting, severe thunder and snow storms, however, catastrophes such as earthquake, tsunami and tornado were not predicable. Back in 1960, the technology that we have today was not available; therefore there was no warning or indication when a possible earthquake might occur. Today, technology has evolved beyond our wildest dreams, as

  • Discuss The Causes Of Earthquake In Miami

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    natural disaster hit the islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga. An earthquake of magnitude 8.3 caused a massive tsunami to damage the surrounding islands. Key Stage 1 What was the cause of the tsunami? A tsunami is a set of waves that is triggered by the displacement of water on the ocean floor [1]. On September 29th 2009, two particularly strong earthquakes caused a massive tsunami to hit the islands of Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga [2]. An earthquake is the result of movement from tectonic