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

  • 2004 Tsunami Earthquake

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    earthquake and a large Tsunami in South and Southeast Asia. There are not many casualties caused by the earthquake itself because the epicenter is uninhabited sea. However, a Tsunami followed by an earthquake of Magnitude 7.7 occurred off the coast Java in 2006 had attacked the unprotected coastal zone far away from hundreds and thousands kilometers. It caused 227,898 people dead or missing and nearly ten million refugees as well, which is the maximum number than any other Tsunami in history (National

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Boxing Day Tsunami Research Paper

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    such as a flood, earthquake, volcano or hurricane that causes great damage or loss of life”. The Boxing Day Earthquake/Tsunami of December 2004, is ranked number 8 in the worst natural disasters list by death toll and number 2 in the worst Tsunami’s list by death toll. The Boxing Day disaster is also known as the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and the resulting tsunamis from the earthquake claimed around 230,000 to 280,000 lives (estimates vary from around 230,000 to 280,000 dead with many more

  • 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

  • Research Paper On Chilean Tsunami Of 1960

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    The Chilean Tsunami Of 1960: The Day That Was Washed Away “When I saw the wave, I thought I was dreaming; I wish I was” is what so many unfortunate people were thinking May 22, 1960. The Chilean tsunami was a tragic day where so many lives were lost. This tsunami was one of the worst disasters in history and many who survived are still traumatized to this day. Science A tsunami happens when tectonic plates converge after earthquakes, landslides on the seafloor, large volcanic eruptions, or a

  • 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

  • Compare And Contrast Rogue Waves And Tsunamis

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    Natural disasters leave people scared and lonely like fish stranded without water to survive. Rogue waves and tsunamis are both huge, deleterious, and life threatening natural disasters. The two storms are practically unpredictable and cause great destruction wherever they strike. Although rogue waves and tsunamis seem alike on the surface, when diving deep into the information about them, one can see just how different they are. Rogue waves are large surface waves occurring near certain geographical

  • The Rings Of Fire: Tectonic Plate Boundaries Of Tsunami

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    A tsunami consists of multiple waves sending overwhelming rushes of water onto the land. Usually the waves reach up to about 100 feet. A tsunami is caused by underwater volcanic eruptions, landslides, and earthquakes. Tsunamis mostly occur along tectonic plate boundaries. Tectonic Plates are huge uneven slabs of rock. They can float in water because they are made out of granite. Granite is a very lightweight material unlike basaltic rock which is a very dense and heavy material. Tectonic plate boundaries

  • Comparison Of 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake And Tsunami

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    earthquake and tsunami On December 26, 2004 the strongest earthquake in 40 years hit the indian ocean. The earthquake was so strong it caused a tsunami without warning.This day is known as boxing day. The epicenter of the 9.3 magnitude earthquake was in the indian ocean near the coast of Sumatra."Tsunami of 2004 Fast Facts.(" CNN. Cable News Network, n.d. Web)The rupture was more than 600 miles long causing the sea floor to displace about 10 yards. Hours after the earthquake a tsunami was created

  • 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

  • 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

  • Comparing Two Media Sources For My Natural Disaster

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    sources that I will be using for my natural disaster is newspaper and internet. The natural disaster that I will be talking about is the Japan Tsunami which occurred or March 11,2011 In the northeast of tokyo were a 9.0 magnitude earthquake takes place 231 miles northeast of tokyo at a depth of 15.2 miles making it very hard to make a recovery. The Tsunami made a fatality Because many people couldn't swim My two media sources are alike because they both give very important information about what

  • Chile Earthquake Research Paper

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    their live with more than 2 million people being affected by the earthquake, due to the falling infrastructure, opening of roads or crumbling of landscapes that the shaking from the earthquake caused. A few hours later, a tsunami that ranged from 3 to 15 meters high. The tsunami picked up from where the shock waves left off damaging whole cities in its wake. the earthquake had a frequency of 1 (the lower the frequency the more intense the earthquake is) and would be described as a great earthquake

  • 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