Essay on The Indian Ocean

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Colossal forces that had been building up deep in the Earth for hundreds of years were released suddenly on December 26, shaking the ground aggressively and releasing a sequence of killer waves that raced across the Indian Ocean
In the end more than 150,000 individuals were reported dead or missing and millions more were homeless in 11 nations, making it possibly the most ruinous tsunamis in history.
The epicentre of the 9.0 extent earthquake was under the Indian Ocean close to the west shoreline of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, as per the USGS, which screens seismic tremors around the world. The violent movement of sections of the Earth 's crust, known as tectonic plates, relocated a colossal measure of water, sending damaging shock waves in every course.
The quake was the aftereffect of the sliding of the segment of the Earth 's crust known as the India plate under the area called the Burma plate. The procedure has been continuing for centuries, one plate pushing against the other until something needs to give. The outcome on December 26 was a tremor the USGS estimates was more than 600 miles (1,000 kilometres) in length, uprooting the ocean bottom above the quake by maybe 10 yards (around 10 meters) evenly and a few yards vertically.
A tsunami is a giant wave (or series of waves) caused by an undersea earthquake, volcanic eruption or landslide. Earthquakes can be generated by movements along fault zones associated with plate boundaries. Lithospheric plates, which…

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