"Tsunami Conclusion" Essays and Research Papers

  • Tsunami Conclusion

    Tsunami Statistics Damaging Tsunamis vs Non-damaging Tsunamis - Worldwide 107 82 137 99 54 80 112 88 67 76 12 13 12 17 13 14 16 18 5 21 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 1900-1909 1910-1919 1920-1929 1930-1939 1940-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 Decade (20th Century) Number of Tsunamis Damaging Tsunamis Non-Damaging Tsunamis Most Damaging Tsunamis Worldwide Deaths Year Location Name 40000 1782 S. CHINA SEA 36500 1883 S. JAVA SEA 30000 1707...

    Alaska, Harshad number, Japan 340  Words | 4  Pages

  • Physics of Tsunamis

    Running heading: Tsunamis Physics of Tsunamis Wendy M. Blevins PS102 Explorations in Physics Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Abstract This paper will discuss the physics and warning systems of tsunamis, a destructive wave force that researchers have been studying for many years. Tsunamis are different than tides or surface waves because undersea earthquakes, instead of winds or the gravitational pull of the moon or sun, generate them. They can reach speeds of up to 700 kilometers...

    Coast, Earthquake, Physical oceanography 1400  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tsunamis, Wave of Destruction

    Running Head: Tsunami: Wave of Destruction Tsunami: Wave of Destruction Abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the article "Tsunami!" written by Frank L. Gonzalez, a leading researcher with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration at the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle Washington. It is my intent to outline several key points the author makes about tsunamis that have occurred between 1990 and 2000. This paper will attempt to inform the reader about the forces...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Coast, Earthquake 1214  Words | 4  Pages

  • Causes of Tsunami

    The Causes of Tsunami All tsunamis are caused by the sudden displacement of large volumes of water. All are the result of violent events with enough power to displace large volumes very rapidly. Moreover, Tsunamis are often referred to high waves of water caused by changes in the flow and surge of the ocean. On the other hand, Tsunamis can be caused by a few different factors, which are an earthquake, a large-scale undersea landslide, a submarine volcanic eruption (Cause of Tsunami, n.d.). ...

    Earth, Earthquake, Ocean 767  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tsunami and New York

    created Problem: It is a known fact about tsunamis that if the level of the water is higher, then the velocity of the wave will be greater. How does an uneven bottom affect the velocity of tsunami waves at different water levels? Hypothesis: I believe that an uneven bottom will still result in the velocity of the wave being greater when the water level is higher. 5 MLA References with Annotations: 1. Michelle, Maranowski, PhD. “The Science Behind Tsunamis: Study the Effect of Water Depth on Wave...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Centimetre gram second system of units, Group velocity 1244  Words | 5  Pages

  • Causes of Tsunamis

    xcxxvvcvvfdsfsdfsdfsdfsdfsdf vfdfdfv Tsunami: the Great Waves Tsunami is a Japanese word with the English translation, "harbor wave." Represented by two characters, the top character, "tsu," means harbor, while the bottom character, "nami," means "wave." In the past, tsunamis were sometimes referred to as "tidal waves" by the general public, and as "seismic sea waves" by the scientific community. The term "tidal wave" is a misnomer; although a tsunami's impact upon a coastline is dependent...

    Coast, Earthquake, Japan 794  Words | 3  Pages

  • Asian Tsunami

    Asian Tsunami Project Introduction I’m going to talk about a tsunami which hit many places in Asia and some parts of Africa which left many homeless and Thousands dead. Introduction I’m going to talk about a tsunami which hit many places in Asia and some parts of Africa which left many homeless and Thousands dead. A tsunami is a giant wave of series of waves usually caused to be a volcanic eruption or earthquakes o the seabed. As the Tsunami travels through deep water, the wave may...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Oceanic crust 1302  Words | 5  Pages

  • Significant Tsunami

    Tsunami A tsunami, also called a tsunami wave train, and at one time incorrectly referred to as a tidal wave, is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, usually an ocean, though it can occur in large lakes. Tsunamis are a frequent occurrence in Japan; approximately 195 events have been recorded. Owing to the immense volumes of water and the high energy involved, tsunamis can devastate coastal regions. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Coast, Earthquake 1478  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tsunamis Pres

    TAMOY LOGAN GRADE 8E What is a Tsunamis? Tsunami are waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean due to earthquakes, landslides on the sea floor, land slumping into the ocean, large volcanic eruptions or meteorite impact in the ocean. • Tsunamis generally consist of a series of waves withperiods ranging from minutes to hours, arriving in a so-called "wave train".[4] Wave heights of tens of metres can be generated by large events. Although the impact of tsunamis is limited to coastal areas, their...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Causality, Earthquake 498  Words | 9  Pages

  • Cascadian Tsunami

    Cascadian Tsunami "Barely had they set foot in the city in mourning the death of their benefactor, they feel the earth shake beneath their feet, the sea rises bubbling in the harbor, and breaks the vessels that are to anchor. Swirls of flames and ashes covered the streets and public places; houses collapsed, roofs are reversed on the foundations, and foundations disperse, and thirty thousand inhabitants of all ages...

    1700 Cascadia earthquake, Cascadia subduction zone, Earthquake 1515  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Tsunami

    10/16/2012 | | | | TSUNAMI HITS JAPAN NATURAL DISASTER KILLS THOUSANDS Japan suffered a devastating earthquake 230 miles northeast of Tokyo on March 11, 2011 which caused a seven meter tsunami that surged through cities and villages in the countries north destroying everything in its path. According to the United States Geological Survey the Earthquake hit with a magnitude of 8.9 to 9.0, this is the largest recorded earthquake in Japans History and it moved the island by up to eight...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake engineering 879  Words | 3  Pages

  • Cause and Effect Tsunamis

    What exactly are tsunamis? Tsunamis are immensely strong, long length and long period sea waves. Tsunamis have caused much grief and sorrow for anyone who have experienced it. The term tsunami comes from the Japanese language meaning harbor and wave. The term was created by fishermen who returned to port to find the area surrounding their harbor devastated, although they had not been aware of any wave in the open water. Tsunamis are common throughout Japanese history, as 195 events in Japan have...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Indian Ocean 1446  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tsunami Activity

    Tsunami Abstract This essay covers about Tsunami, being one of the fatal natural disasters that have attacked many countries, endangering the human lives. This essay will cover on what tsunami is, how and why it happens, and the severe consequences and the measures taken to prevent it. Before getting started for the essay, I started doing a research on the types natural disasters. Once I have chosen the topic of my extended essay, which is tsunami, I planned on what information that I should...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Japan 1146  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tsunamis Have The Same Impacts On MEDC S And LEDC S

    Tsunamis have the same impacts on MEDC’s and LEDC’s. As seen on Boxing Day 2004, just off the west coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and in March 2011, just off the eastern coast of Japan, earthquakes can have devastating consequences, as can the tsunamis that followed. Submarine earthquakes are the most common cause of tsunamis (responsible for about three-quarters of all tsunamis), however they are not exclusively causal as they can also be triggered by volcanic eruptions above or below...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Indian Ocean 1411  Words | 3  Pages

  • 2011 Japanese Tsunami

     ORAL PRESENTATION Good morning ladies. Today I will be talking to you about the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11th, 2011 at 2:46pm (local time). This was the most powerful earthquake recorded in Japanese history with an estimated 8.9 -9.0 on the Richter scale. This catastrophic earthquake struck off the coast of Honshu, Japan. The tremors were the result of a violent uplift of the sea floor 80 miles off the coast of Sendai, where...

    Earthquake, Japan, New Zealand 917  Words | 3  Pages

  • Boxing Tsunami Case Study

    2004 Boxing Day Tsunami 1. Explain the causes of the 2004 boxing day Tsunami (6) A Tsunami forms when energy from an earthquake vertically jolts the seabed by several metres, displacing hundreds of cubic kilometres of water. Large waves begin moving through the ocean, away from the earthquakes epicentre. In deep water the Tsunami moves at great speeds. When it reaches shallow water near coastal areas, the Tsunami slows but increases in height. Before the Boxing Day Tsunami in 2004 the waterline...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Bay of Bengal, Earthquake 1344  Words | 5  Pages

  • Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011

    Japan Earthquake and Tsunami 2011 After doing research on significant events that occurred in the past 12 months within the Pacific Rim, the topic I finally decided to do my research report on was the recent earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan’s many cities. I chose this topic because I was really interested about learning more about the issue and how significant...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquakes in Japan 1692  Words | 5  Pages

  • The formation of tsunamis and earthquakes

    when plates collide or move away from one another thus they are usually found at the edge of tectonic plates .Volcanoes can also occur in the interior of plates, these volcanoes are commonly known hotspots. MOVEMENT OF TECTONIC PLATES 2. Tsunamis can be formed by : Underwater earthquakes Underwater earthquakes are the most common cause of tsunami’s .If an underwater earthquake is large enough, significant movements will be made by the ocean floor, pushing up the ocean water upward causing...

    Earth, Earthquake, Earthquake engineering 1513  Words | 5  Pages

  • Devastated Asia - Tsunami Attack

    What Are Tsunamis, and What Causes Them? Tsunamis are ocean waves produced by earthquakes or underwater landslides. The word is Japanese and means "harbor wave," because of the devastating effects these waves have had on low-lying Japanese coastal communities. A tsunami is a series of waves that can travel at speeds averaging 450 (and up to 600) miles per hour in the open ocean. As the waves approach the coast, their speed decreases and their amplitude increases. Tsunamis are most...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Andhra Pradesh, India 715  Words | 3  Pages

  • Case Study of Indian Ocean Tsunami

    Indian Ocean Tsunami On December 26, 2004, the Indian Ocean earthquake, or the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, caused a tsunami that killed 230,000 people and was recorded as the deadliest tsunami in known history. The earthquake was recorded as between 9.1 and 9.3 on the Richter scale, the second largest earthquake ever recorded. It was also recorded as the longest one, triggering earthquakes as far away as Alaska. Following the disaster, a worldwide effort raised billions of dollars in tsunami relief...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Bay of Bengal, Indian Ocean 1019  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Art of the Conclusion

    The Art of the Conclusion The conclusion of an essay should establish a sense of closure or completeness that leaves the reader with lingering thoughts about the topic. Each writer has their own approach in composing a conclusion that they feel solidifies their argument; every approach makes different demands of a reader because of the moves the writer chooses to make. The essays “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua, “Translating Translation” by Alberto Alvaro Rios, and “Joyas Voladoras”...

    Conclusion, Essay, Essays 1160  Words | 3  Pages

  • Economy of Japan after tsunami

     When an earthquake followed by a tsunami hit Japan, the people were devastated and everyone was scrambling for their safety. The earthquake was one of the strongest on record and this caused an overwhelming tsunami that destroyed most of the nation. These events not only tore down Japan, but this natural disaster is going to greatly affect the rest of the world and the global economy. Before these events, the global economy was stable and now after these events the global economy is going to...

    Affect, Country, Earthquake 1764  Words | 5  Pages

  • Cause and Effect of Earthquake, Typhoon and Tsunami

    it was the largest Japanese earthquake since records began. Intensity of shaking is measured on the modified Mercalli scale. The shallower an earthquake, the more damage to structures it causes, all else being equal.[1] Tsunami A tsunami (plural: tsunamis or tsunami; from Japanese:, lit. "harbour wave";[1] English pronunciation: /suːˈnɑːmi/ soo-nah-mee or /tsuːˈnɑːmi/ tsoo-nah-mee[2]) is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water, generally...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Comet, Earthquake 2028  Words | 7  Pages

  • Coming to Conclusions

    Coming to Conclusions The conclusion of an essay is a key factor of the overall effectiveness of an essay. Often seen as a brief summary of the paper, the conclusion frequently revisits the thesis of the paper, sometimes repeating lines or words from the introduction verbatim. This almost textbook-like format can be effective but is by no means the only option there is when a writer concludes an essay. In fact, the title of “the conclusion” can be quite misleading. Many types of conclusions do not...

    Conclusion, Essay, Reader 979  Words | 3  Pages

  • Introductions and Conclusions

    Introductions and Conclusions Introductions and conclusions play a special role in the academic essay, and they frequently demand much of your attention as a writer. A good introduction should identify your topic, provide essential context, and indicate your particular focus in the essay. It also needs to engage your readers' interest. A strong conclusion will provide a sense of closure to the essay while again placing your concepts in a somewhat wider context. It will also, in some instances...

    Conclusion, Essay, Essays 992  Words | 3  Pages

  • Case Study: Effect of 2004 Tsunami on Economy of India

    CASE STUDY: Effect of 2004 Tsunami on Economy of India The earthquake of December 2004 is well known as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake and is the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900. This was an under-sea earthquake, which happened at 7:58:53 am local time. The epicenter of this earthquake was in the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. As an effect of this earthquake, Tsunamis occurred throughout the Indian Ocean, killing loads of people and caused immeasurable damage to the coastal...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal 764  Words | 3  Pages

  • Writing Conclusions

    HINTS FOR WRITING A CONCLUSION Hint #1 Conclusion Words - Sometimes “conclusion” words like these will help you write the conclusion of an essay. Most of the time, using the word or phrase in the middle of a sentence is better than making it the first word of the conclusion. in fact in conclusion for these reasons as a result of in effect Hint #2 altogether indeed surely clearly to sum up overall truly all in all due to obviously definitely ultimately thus in effect consequently Four Strategies...

    Conclusion, Phrase, Sentence 842  Words | 2  Pages

  • 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

    Carl Tan Professor Williams GEOG 161-01 14 April 2014 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami One of the many forms of natural disaster is an earthquake. An earthquake is a violent shaking of the ground due to the movements of tectonic plates under the sea. The edges of the tectonic plates are marked by faults and when the fault lines collide or slide past each other, an earthquake would occur. The arrival of an earthquake usually starts off on a location under the...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Indian Ocean 780  Words | 5  Pages

  • Tsunamis: Causes, Effects and Differences

    A tsunami us a large wave caused by a displacement of a large volume of water. A tsunami are the effect of a natural primary hazards meaning that they are a secondary hazard, mostly the result of tectonic activity. The Boxing Day tsunami was caused by the subduction of the indo-Australian plate boundary underneath the Eurasian plate (240km off the coast of Indonesia). In contrast, the Japan tsunami was caused by the Pacific Plate subducting under the North American plate. The Asian and the Japan...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Convergent boundary, Earthquake 1522  Words | 4  Pages

  • Essay on Tsunami, December 26th 2004 the disaster that was caused by the Tsuanmi, and it takes a look into its sociological persepctives

    On December 26, 2004 the world experienced the most devastating natural disaster to hit the Indian Ocean. It was classified as a tsunami, a tsunami holding immense power equivalent to the destruction of three nuclear bombs. Tsunami waves can become more than 30 feet high as they come into shore and can rush miles inland across low-lying areas. The death tolls were astronomical causing much grief, pain and depression throughout the world. "Estimates of the total toll from the eleven countries hit...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Aceh, Bay of Bengal 2086  Words | 6  Pages

  • Earthquake and Tsunami

    2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami Introduction The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, also known as the Great East Japan Earthquake,[6][7](Japanese: "Eastern Japan Great Earthquake Disaster" was a magnitude 9.0 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred on Friday, 11 March 2011 It was the most powerful known earthquake to have hit Japan, and one of the five most powerful earthquakes in the world overall since modern record-keeping began in 1900.  In addition to...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Honshū 1673  Words | 6  Pages

  • Hilo Bay Tsunami

    2011 The Hilo Bay: Tsunami Magnet of Hawaii On the afternoon of 22 May 1960 the Valdivia Earthquake struck the country of Chile with devastating repercussions for the Chilean people and people around the world. The Earthquake rated a 9.5 on the moment magnitude scale and is, to date, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded. It occurred at roughly 1911 GMT, 1411 local time, and generated a massive tsunami that struck Hawaii approximately fifteen hours later. The tsunami caused little damage...

    1960 Valdivia earthquake, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake 2408  Words | 6  Pages

  • I want to go to America

    Investigation Compare and Contrast Early Tsunami Warning and Predictive Volcanic Eruption Student Name: Student Number: Teacher Name: Due Date: 7 Nov 2013 Word Count: Table of Contents Abstract·················· 1 1.0 Introduction··················1 2.0 Methodology··················1 3.0 Findings··················2 4.0 Discussion··················3 5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations··················4 References...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Hawaii 1049  Words | 5  Pages

  • Small Tsunami

    Tsunami * Tsunami: An Introduction A tsunami is a series of ocean waves with very long wavelengths (typically hundreds of kilometers) caused by large-scale disturbances of the ocean. Tsunamis can be caused by submarine volcanic eruptions, submarine landslides, meteor impact, underwater explosions, and glacier calving’s and major earthquakes occuring beneath the seabed causing large vertical movements. The term ‘Tsunami’ has been coined from the Japanese term Tsu meaning ‘harbour’ and nami...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Indian Ocean, Ocean 2067  Words | 7  Pages

  • GAC013 Assessment Event 2 Case Study

    4.0 Discussion 5 5.0 Conclusions and Recommendations 6 References 7 Appendix 8 Abstract This scientific research investigates about nowadays scientific advances. Two scientific advances which are RTerg and ultra-low-power digital memory have differences and similarities that were analyzed from 6 different internet resources. RTerg contribute more in human progress compared to the ultra-low-power digital memory because it can reduce death toll caused by tsunami. This research confirmed...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Human, Natural science 1095  Words | 8  Pages

  • Writing A Conclusion Paragraph And RUBRIC PDF

    Writing a Conclusion Paragraph for your Social Studies/Language Arts Research Paper “BASIC” MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS:  must BEGIN with a restated thesis statement that clearly restates the 3 subtopics discussed in your paper. (This is your FIRST sentence.)  NEVER introduces new details that haven’t been discussed already o You don’t want frustrate your readers by mentioning some new statistic or fact that you aren’t going to thoroughly explain. Your readers shouldn’t have more unanswered questions...

    Michelangelo, Question, Research 1387  Words | 3  Pages

  • research paper

    of ‘’Tsunami” By: Leonard N. See IV – EF1 Mrs. Grace Cortez Table of contents Acknowledgement…………………..………..…………1 Introduction………………………………………………2 Significants of study…………………………………3-5 What Cause Tsunamis,Ring of Fire & Earth and Earthquakes……………………………….….…..……6-7 What triggered this earthquake?.................................................................8 What causes a tsunami the giant wave that caused virtually all the coastal destruction in Asia & What made Sunday's tsunami so destructive...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Archaeology, Earthquake 1343  Words | 5  Pages

  • Impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factor, discuss

    earthquake. One hazard associated with earthquakes is Tsunamis; they are generally generated by seismic activity caused by ocean floor earthquakes. When the tsunami is in the open ocean they have a long wavelength and low wave height and they travel at speeds greater then 700kmph. On reaching shallower water bordering land they increase rapidly in height and the wavelength is reduced. Often the first warning for coastal populations that a tsunami is on its way is when there is a drawback of water from...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Dam, Earthquake 1068  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tsunamis

     Tsunamis, also called seismic sea waves, are giant waves that sometimes crash through cities near the ocean. They are generally caused by earthquakes. I have done further research to dig deeper on subject about the power of a tsunami. To generate tsunamis, earthquakes must occur under or near the ocean, and has to be large and create movements in the sea floor. Anyone close to the ocean can experience a tsunami, but in the Pacific Ocean there is a much more frequent occurrence of large, destructive...

    Earthquake, Japan, Mariana Trench 434  Words | 2  Pages

  • Oceanic Waves-Tsunami

    The wavelength is the horizontal distance between two troughs or crests. 2)The Largest and most dangerous of oceanic waves is called tsunami or tidal waves. It’s wave could reach up to thousands of feet tall. 3)Tsunami is word originated from japan, and it’s equivalent in English is called “seismic sea waves.” There are many factors causing Tsunami. Most tsunamis that has occured in the past few years are caused by the down drop or upthrust of the Earh’s crust that results in Earthquke. It can also...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Deep-ocean Assessment and Reporting of Tsunamis, Earth 1355  Words | 3  Pages

  • Tectonic Hazard Profiles Determine the Way in Which People and Governments Respond to Hazards.’ Discuss. (Total 70 Marks)

    Concepts and theories: models and diagrams Case studies: LEDC Haiti earthquake, MEDC tsunami Japan, California, China Introduction Tectonic activity varies due to geographical location and position of tectonic plate boundaries. The Earth's crust is made up of continental and oceanic plates, which move across the surface of the planet, meeting at plate boundaries. Plate tectonics cause volcanic activity, tsunamis and earthquakes. Responses in terms of humans refers to the action taken to minimize...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earth, Earthquake 1568  Words | 5  Pages

  • The natural hazards caused by plate tectonics are more a result of human factors than physical ones. Discuss to what extent do you agree with this statement? [40 marks]

    tectonic plates which are constantly in motion due to the convection currents caused by heat cycles in the mantle, driven by radioactive decay in the Earth’s core. Natural hazards caused by plate tectonics are earthquakes, volcanic eruptions (and tsunamis – secondary effect of the first two). It is important to understand that there is a clear division between a natural hazard and a natural disaster. A good example would be the 1906 San Francisco earthquake which killed about 3000 people and was a...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earth, Earthquake 2197  Words | 6  Pages

  • Water Waves

    were they discovered? Water waves have been around since the creation of the earth, but Isaac Newton came up with a theory; after studying waves in about 1687. What is the biggest wave? In 1958 the biggest tsunami wave was recorded. How much harm can water waves really do? In 1958 the tsunami wave uprooted one million trees. How can we protect our selfs from water waves? Two basic ways to keep water waves from harming us are: wear life jackets when you are in a place waves get high and don’t...

    Longitudinal wave, Transverse wave, Tsunami 1472  Words | 4  Pages

  • Natural Disaster

    ……………………………………………..……………….3 Volcanic eruptions………………………………………………………...3 Floods………………………………………………………………..…….4 Limnic eruptions…………………………………………………………4 Tsunamis……………………………………………………………….…5 Blizzards …………………………………………………………………5 Droughts &Hailstorms ……………………………………………........6 Tornadoes & Fires …………………………………………….………..7 Gamma ray burst ……………………………………….………………7 Conclusion ………………………………………………………………7 References …………………………………………………………………………..…………….8 Natural disasters introduction A natural disaster is...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Hurricane Katrina 2262  Words | 7  Pages

  • Natural Disasters: Why Haven't We Learned from Them Yet?

    be said about natural disasters in today’s time. A natural disaster is defined in Webster’s Dictionary as, “any form of nature that has catastrophic consequence, such as an avalanche, earthquake, flood, forest fire, hurricane, lighting, tornado, tsunami or volcanic eruption.” Many times the people affected by such an event take a backseat to the actually disaster itself. Why is that? Why is it that certain parts of the world, when hit by a natural disaster, seem to be more devastated by it than the...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Emergency management 2558  Words | 7  Pages

  • Discuss the View That the Impact of Earthquake Hazards Depends Primarily on Human Factors

    of earthquake proofing technologies to limit earthquake impacts. The Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 was created due to an earthquake along the 3 plate junction where the Philippine, Pacific and Eurasian plates all meet. The 15-20 m slip along a 1600km slip plane created an earthquake measures at 9.1 on the logarithmic Richter scale making it one of the most intense earthquakes in history. It caused a tsunami wave which resulted in the deaths of 180000 people according to a UN report, though...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Earthquake, Earthquake engineering 1159  Words | 3  Pages

  • 40 Mark Affects On Poorest People

    events have the greatest impact on the world’s poorest people.” To what extent do you agree with this view? PLAN: 1. What is a hazard- volcanic hazards include tephra, lava, pyroclastic flows, volcanic bombs and seismic hazards include earthquake, tsunami, liquefaction, landslides 2. Human issues- proximity to lowland coast, ability to adapt to change, socioeconomic effects, impacts within a community, difference in rich and poor, urban and rural, ability to cope with a disaster, willingness of people...

    Convergent boundary, Earth, Earthquake 1487  Words | 3  Pages

  • Handling Natural Disasters - Tsunami

    MANAGEMENT’S PROJECT Handling Natural Disasters – Tsunami Made By – {name} What to do BEFORE a Tsunami * Find out if your home, school, workplace, or other frequently visited locations are in tsunami hazard prone areas. * Know the height of your street above sea level and the distance of your street from the coast or other high-risk waters. * Plan evacuation routes from your home, school, workplace or any other place you could be where tsunamis present a risk. * Practice your evacuation...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Drinking water, Earthquake 1371  Words | 5  Pages

  • Tsunamis through History

    History of Tsunami Events Need Emergency Advice? Please listen to your local radio and TV announcements or call 1300 TSUNAMI (1300 878 6264) for latest warning information. For emergency assistance, call your local emergency authority on 132 500 Recent Tsunamis affecting Australia * 28 February 2010 * 15 July 2009 List of past tsunami events around the world Tsunamis through history Destructive tsunamis have occurred in all of the world's oceans and seas. The following table lists some...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Atlantic Ocean, Earthquake 2462  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Deadliest Tsunami in History?

    buildings, and a layer of mud nearly a foot thick accumulated on the shoreline after the tsunami struck. (After the Tsunamis). After twenty minutes of chaos, the lives of the residents as well as the tourists encompassing the Indian Ocean Region including Banda Aceh would be changed forever. The Boxing Day tsunami had numerous detrimental effects such on people, property, and the environment which ultimately raised tsunami awareness around the Indian Ocean region. There were many harmful effects to the...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Aceh, Indian Ocean 1176  Words | 4  Pages

  • Geography Earthquake

    to relieve the tension. The release in tension is enormous and radiates as “shock waves” or seismic waves that can create fault lines. Earthquake has enormous destructive power, not just on land, but undersea they create giant tidal waves called tsunamis. Epicenter The epicenter is the point on the earth’s surface that is directly above the hypocenter or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. Hypocenter/ focus site of an earthquake. The position where the...

    Earth, Earthquake, Epicenter 1121  Words | 4  Pages

  • Geomorphology: Preparation of Earthquakes

    Japan invested thousands of dollars in seismographs and data collection systems to monitor the ocean & ground movements BUT e. Some cities/countries do not have such warning & monitoring systems f. There was no warning for the Indonesian quake & tsunami i. Difficult as most people could not afford phones or TVs g. Though given prior warning, there was only 15min to seek shelter when there were no transportation or shelters to go to i. ∴ Warning had a minimal effect - Populations in Developed...

    Cyprus, Developed country, Developing country 575  Words | 3  Pages

  • content

    help you meet these educational goals: Science Inquiry—You will conduct online research and use an online simulation in which you will collect information, make observations, analyze results, and communicate your results in written form and draw conclusions about your findings. STEM—You will apply scientific tools and knowledge to analyze real-world situations to gain insight into careers in science, technology, engineering, and math. 21st Century Skills—You will employ online tools for research...

    2008 Sichuan earthquake, Beno Gutenberg, Earthquake 779  Words | 4  Pages

  • Discuss the view that the impact of earthquake hazards depends primarily on human factors (40)

    depends primarily on human factors (40) Plan: Intro –What is a hazard? - Human and Physical Factors – How to manage with events Main – Natural Hazards – Human Factors – Management – Case Studies –California 1994 –Gujarat 2001 –Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004 Earthquake Hazards occur when there are adverse effects on human activities. This can include surface faulting, ground shaking and liquefaction. In this essay I will be discussing the factors that affect earthquakes, whether human such as population...

    2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, Building, Earthquake 958  Words | 3  Pages

  • Earthquakes are more newsworthy but we ignore other geological hazards at our peril. Discuss

    come help in the response effort. This is demonstrated in various situations. The first being the geological hazard of a tsunami. A tsunami is a giant sea wave caused by a large scale and sudden disturbance of sea water caused by large rapid movement of the sea floor initiated, nine times out of ten, by an earthquake – 90% of tsunamis occur in the Pacific basin. Detection of tsunami relies heavily on earthquake (seismic) monitoring out in the ocean. Taking the Japan Earthquake of 2011 for example, the...

    Earthquake, Earthquake engineering, Geological hazards 1623  Words | 3  Pages

  • Personal relection on the role of ILO in Japan

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  • The Geology of Seattle

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