Tsunami Of The Ocean Tsunami Essay

773 Words Jun 15th, 2015 4 Pages
A tsunami is a series of ocean waves generated by sudden displacements in the sea floor, landslides, or volcanic activity. In the deep ocean, the tsunami wave may only be a few inches high. The tsunami wave may come gently ashore or may increase in height to become a fast moving wall of turbulent water several meters high. Prior to recent disasters involving Tsunami, most of the world’s population did not have enough acknowledge how to act accordingly in case one took place. In less than ten years, the world witnessed the two most catastrophic Tsunami of this century. These two tsunamis were: 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and the Japanese Tsunami.
The Indian Ocean Tsunami, which happened on December 6 of 2004 was the second strongest ever recorded with a 9.3 magnitude, and the estimated deaths of 300,000 made this disaster rank in the 10 worst of all time. It was still early in the morning when the tremendous quake struck beneath the Indian Ocean 160 miles west of Sumatra. With waves reaching the scary mark of 100 feet high and 500 miles per hour, this tsunami had a vast affected area. According to the data recorded after the disaster, twelve countries were affected by the tsunami, including Indonesia which was the country which suffered the hardest-hit. The Japanese Tsunami occurred on March 11 of 2011, the earthquake which caused this disastrous tsunami to happen was recorded in the afternoon of that day. It was a 9.0 magnitude earthquake which took place 231 miles northeast…

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