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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Japan Earthquake Research Paper

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    The Japan earthquake and tsunami of 2011, also known as the Tōhoku Earthquake, occurred in northeastern Japan on March 11, 2011. At approximately 2:46pm local Japan standard time, a 9.0 magnitude earthquake struck with its epicenter about 80 miles east of the city of Sendai, Miyagi in the Pacific Ocean around a depth of 18.6 miles below the sea floor. The earthquake spawned massive waves measuring some 33 feet high flooding the coast and the surrounding countryside. Some reports claimed that 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 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

  • 1960 Earthquake Research Paper

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    only did they have to rebuild their homes, but they had to get over the loss of their family members. The other cities had some damage , but not as much as Chile. The earthquake in Chile had sent shock waves around the world , triggering tsunamis from the coast of the Philippines to California. Earthquake-threatened cities were convinced that they needed to toughen up their warning systems and buildings. Years before the Chile earthquake San francisco had experienced an earthquake devastating