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Consequences of the Tsunami in Japan 2011 - 1896, Sanriku, Japan: A magnitude 7.6 earthquake rattled Japan, killing more than 26,360 people. In Tangshan, China, 1976, a magnitude 8.0 tsunami killed more than 255,000 people. 2004: The Indian Ocean experienced a 9.0 tsunami, its destruction killing more than 350,000 people. Just last year, Haiti lost 222,570 inhabitants because of a 7.0 earthquake (Brunner and Rowen 1), leaving the country in more trouble than they can dig themselves out of. Earthquakes can be predictable, and unpredictable....   [tags: natural disasters, tsunami, earthquake]
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The Indian Ocean Tsunami - Imagine more than half of the population of Kenosha being over-taken by a deluge of water without warning or the ability to escape. On December 26, 2004, an earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, occurred in the Indian Ocean off of the Samaritan coast, triggering the deadliest tsunami in recorded history. Before the tsunami, this region of the world was one of the most sought after vacation spots. After the record-breaking destruction, the pristine beach front and inviting residents were forever changed....   [tags: Tsunami Research paper]
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The Cause and Effect of the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 - The Cause and Effect of the Tsunami in Thailand in 2004 The tsunami in Thailand that occurred on December 26, 2004, was by far the largest tsunami catastrophe in human history. It was triggered by a magnitude 9.1-9.3 earthquake along the Indian-Australian subduction zone off the northern coast of Sumatra. The tsunami waves traveled primarily in the east to west direction and caused major damage along the coasts of southern Thailand. Unpredictably, it was a violent earthquake beneath the sea that initiated the massive waves and struck more than a dozen countries in Southern Asia....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Tsunami] 2123 words
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Tsunami - Tsunamis, commonly called tidal waves by the general public, are large sea waves or surges. These waves can carry a lot of energy from one side of the globe to the other, reeking havoc where ever they make landfall, and as shown by the December 26, 2004 SE Asian event, tsunami's can claim thousands of lives and cause millions of dollars worth of damage to property. * Many people picture large, breaking waves when they hear the word tsunami. This is usually not the case, however. * Most tsunamis make landfall as little more than a gigantic surge, as if the tide just moved in way too far way too fast....   [tags: physics tsunami] 693 words
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The Macro-Economic Consequences Of The Tsunami In South-Eastern Asia - The Macro-Economic Consequences Of The Tsunami In South-Eastern Asia During the course of this essay I will illustrate the macro-economic consequences of the catastrophic tsunami that hit South-Eastern Asian coastlines in December 2004. The Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred on December 26, 2004. The earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history. At a magnitude of 9.0, it was the largest earthquake since 1964. The earthquake originated in the Indian Ocean, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia....   [tags: Ecomonics Economy Tsunami Essays] 1668 words
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The Destructive Path of a Tsunami - ... Help anyone that has special needs like elderly and children. After a tsunami, help an injured or a trapped person, to avoid injury, wear protective clothing. Stay out of building that has any water because it can cause floors to crack and walls to collapse. There are tsunami warning sign at beaches to tell them to be caution because, you never know if there is a tsunami coming or not. To know if there is a tsunami coming before time, the Pacific Tsunami System Warning maintains a seismic equipment to identify tsunamis at sea....   [tags: wave, destruction, earthquake] 598 words
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American Tsunami: Are we Next? - American’s Tsunami, Are we Next. The word tsunami comes from a Japanese word meaning “Long harbor waives”. Tsunami is much known and very common in Japan because thousands of Japanese have been killed and some suffered in recent centuries. Tsunami waves generally speaking cause a lot of damages such as, killing people, destroying building, and costing million of dollars. Moreover, a tsunami is a series of great sea waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that is located on epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, is actually one of the worst disasters in the history of Indian Ocean that generated by the most powe...   [tags: Earth Science] 541 words
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The Japanese Earthquake and Consequent Tsunami - Japan – Fukushima Introduction On March 11, 2011 at 2:46 PM, Japanese time, an 8.9 magnitude earthquake hits, but was later upgraded to a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, happens 231 miles northeast of Tokyo, Japan, at a depth of 15.2 miles. The pacific tsunami-warning centre sends out a warning to Japan all the way to The United States of America. Around an hour later after the earthquake the waves hits. The waves got up to 30ft high when they hit the Japanese coast. The waves caused widespread devastation washing away cars like they were sticks, collapsing buildings and destroying roads and highways....   [tags: Fukushima, natural disasters]
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The Massive Earthquake and Tsunami at Fukishima - ... Pictures taken of these zones showed items wrapped in saran wrap signaling crews that these items must be destroyed. Only authorized personal are allowed in to said zones and suits and proper materials are too be worn. Those towns who were not after directly by the radiation still wait to be rebuilt as Japan tries its best to figure out what needs priority. Tokyo only narrowly escaped harmful radiation, and if the accident had spun further out of control, contamination in the metropolitan area would have been serious enough to warrant the urgent departure of its 30 million residents....   [tags: natural disasters and destruction] 1300 words
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Japan Tsunami on 2011 - ... In the subduction zone, one plate slipped under another plate’s mantle, which caused the earthquake. The earthquake released centuries of stress between the two tectonic plates. When the earthquake occurred on the seafloor, the seismic waves caused the land along fault lines to shift vertically and the water columns were replaced. When the water columns rose, it created powerful waves and moved toward the entire Pacific coast of the Japan. Geologists believe there were two triggers in this large-scale tsunami....   [tags: eartquake, waves, miyako] 516 words
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Devastating Tsunami in Thailand - Tsunami in in Thailand 2004 The tsunami in Thailand that occurred on December 26, 2004, was by far the largest tsunami catastrophe in human history. It was triggered by a magnitude 9.1-9.3 earthquake along the Indian-Australian seduction zone off the northern coast of Sumatra. The tsunami waves traveled primarily in the east to west direction and caused major damage along the coasts of southern Thailand. Unpredictably, it was a violent earthquake beneath the sea that initiated the massive waves and struck more than a dozen countries in Southern Asia....   [tags: earthquake, indian ocean, deaths] 1765 words
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The Japanese 2011 Tsunami - ... About 40% of Japan’s coast has seawalls. This is too little considering that a tsunami can happen anywhere on Japan’s coast. Japan depended too much on the seawalls (Parker). “While hundreds of thousands of lives were saved by the warnings, thousands were lost because people believed the country’s protective seawalls would hold” (Oskin). These sea walls were not high enough to withstand the height of the tsunami. Therefore, when the tsunami hit, the seawalls were useless and the tsunami went over....   [tags: earthquake, natural disaster]
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Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami: Operation Tomodachi - “On March 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm CST Japan was hit with an earthquake of 9.0 magnitude, followed by a tsunami shortly afterward. This earthquake and subsequent tsunami is known today as the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The epicenter was located 80 miles east of Sendai, the capital of Miyagi Prefecture, and 231 miles northeast of Tokyo.” This is how most stories of the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami are started. This intro is short, professional, to the point, and really speaks to how those who responded during operation Tomodachi carried out their mission....   [tags: fukushima plant, disaster]
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The Death of Nelson Mandela and the Asian Tsunami - ... CNN captured Mandela's full life in stages of significance, reflecting a positive outlook in the hero that he was and a down to earth normal person with imperfections ranging from broken marriages and (Karimi,F) Figure 1: Nelson Mandela Page 2 The Telegraph in the UK displays exactly why Nelson Mandela's death was such a huge media spectacle, their headline reads “ Nelson Mandela death: the world's front pages.” they go on to say that the announcement of his death dominated the world newspapers with front page stories on South Africa's hero....   [tags: recent media spectales]
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The Tsunami Disaster - The Tsunami Disaster At 0059 GMT on 26 December 2004, a magnitude 9.3 earthquake ripped apart the seafloor off the coast of northwest Sumatra. Over 100 years of accumulated stress was released in the second biggest earthquake in recorded history. It unleashed a devastating tsunami that travelled thousands of kilometres across the Indian Ocean, taking the lives of nearly 300,000 people in countries as far apart as Indonesia, the Maldives, Sri Lanka and Somalia....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Physics of Tsunamis - Tsunamis are waves, or series of waves, created by a disturbance in the ocean. Most of the time this disturbance is by an earthquake but can be from meteorites, landslides, or even explosions. They are sometimes known as tidal waves but this is a misnomer because tsunamis have nothing to do with tides. While tsunamis are feared particularly in light of the December 26th tsunami, the physics behind them is fascinating. One the largest tsunamis in recent history was the Cascadia tsunami in 1700. This occured when two continental plates (stretching from Vancouver to California) slipped causing a 9.0 magnitude earthquake....   [tags: physics tsunami] 974 words
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Tsunami Hazards And Mitigation In Canada - Introduction Tsunamis are not very common natural disasters, but the fact that they can occur without warning makes it worth to try and find out what are the hazards associated with them. This paper will try to first define tsunamis, determine what are the hazards associated with them (especially in Canada) and give some examples of mitigation that can be used to prevent life loss during tsunamis. What is a Tsunami. Tsunamis are series of waves, generated by earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions, explosions, or even impact of cosmic bodies, that travel across the ocean and have extremely long wavelengths....   [tags: Natural Disaster Canada] 1238 words
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Australia and the World Tsunami Essay - Australia & The World Tsunami essay The 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami in the Asian region was a devastating event for the Region and the World alike and will go down in history as one of the worst widespread events the World has seen in recent years. In Australia it also had a great significance not only for the devastating Australian lives lost at such a significant time of year (Christmas) but also for the immediate and massive aid in which Australia provided proving its close ties with South East Asia and more specifically a closer relationship with Indonesia due to its significant share of that aid given to the region....   [tags: World History] 1191 words
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Tsunami disaster, implication on economy - TSUNAMI DISASTER, WHAT IMPLICATION ON ECONOMIC SYSTEM IN THIS REGION. We view with awe a release of power on this scale. We know that this power is greater than that of our species — nature holds us in its hands. We may be able to mitigate some of the consequences; in some cases we may be able to give advance warning of the threat; but we are not in control; the tsunami has demonstrated this ancient truth. William Rees-Mogg INTRODUCTION 1. On the morning of December 26, 2004 a magnitude 9.3 earthquake struck off the Northwest coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Tsunami - Tsunami A tsunami is a large water wave that is generated by sesmic activity in or underlying layers known as faults. These enormous wave have historically affected many ways of life and still lie as a major factor for destruction in our coastal communities throughout the world. A tsunami is a wave chain or series of waves that is generated in a body of water by sea disturbance that vertically displaces the water. Earthquakes, landslides, volcanic activity and even cosmic materials can generate tsunamis and or tidal waves....   [tags: Papers] 334 words
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A Tsunami in Santa Cruz - A Tsunami in Santa Cruz Out of all the natural disasters that we talk about in class, the most deadly would have to be a Tsunami. Compared to earthquakes, Tsunamis have cause more deaths since 1945. A Tsunami is likely to strike anywhere on the west coast, including Santa Cruz in California – United States – North America – 36:58:24N 122:02:09W. A Tsunami is a giant “wave” of water that is caused by a sudden shift in the sea floor. The wave is a result of the water attempting to regain its equilibrium, which is driven by gravity....   [tags: Papers] 464 words
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Tsunami - I think that every author has a purpose and reason behind there writing. Most of it was to make aware of the catastrophe, damage and affect that the tsunami and earthquake had on the nations that it hit. Also some of the information in the articles was to make aware of the efforts other nations were doing to help those affected. Other articles explained the origin of such catastrophes. For example, one article explains how many years of built up strain on 2 faults in the, what is known as the Sumatra Subduction Zone, suddenly slipped past each other creating an earthquake....   [tags: essays research papers] 630 words
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Devastated Asia - Tsunami Attack - (Based on the December 26th 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....   [tags: essays research papers] 695 words
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Water and the Tsunami That Caused the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History - “Water and the Tsunami That Caused the Worst Nuclear Disaster in History” The number one element that all living things cannot live without is WATER. I love water even though when I was a little girl I almost drowned. This report is going to explore the importance of water its properties and hazards, new science from renowned author, water expert, Dr. Masaru Emoto and also the unprecedented catastrophe from Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant, in Japan from the tsunami. Water is the most abundant compound on Earth's surface, covering 70 percent of the planet....   [tags: Fukushima’s Nuclear Power Plant, Japan]
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Japan's Economic Efforts After the Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 - Marketing Japan: Towards a Better Future In the month of March 2011, Japan was struck hard by a natural disaster. This earthquake was known as the “Great East Japan Earthquake” which caused a tsunami (Euromonitor, 2013). Tourism in Japan was at a standstill for about year until 2012. During the year of 2011, Japanese people did not travel and “people refrained from leisure activities” (Euromonitor, 2013). About a year after the earthquake, tourism grew and there was “an increased desire to travel” (Euromonitor, 2013)....   [tags: south east region, natural disaster]
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Tsunami Disaster - When the tsunami disaster occurred, the whole world felt the devastation. People from all over the world offered their support and sent money to help victims. Their helping hands were appreciated by thousands and blessed the hearts of families. Instead of saying that different parts of the world should deal with their own problems, everyone made other countries problems their own. The tsunami caused astronomical numbers of damage towards the United States. This massive impact of the tsunami was attributed by devastating earthquakes, debris flowing through landslides, and lava erupting volcanoes....   [tags: essays research papers] 367 words
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Sumartran Tsunami - On December 26, 2004 a wave of destruction hit the coasts along the Indian Ocean, affecting lives all over the world. Not only did this disaster bring about a world wide relief effort, but caused a reevaluation of the lack of warning systems in place for many regions threatened by seismic activity and potential devastating coastal impact of seafloor earthquakes. Six months later, information abounds in text, television, and periodicals for any lay person to research. The diversity of perspective is another matter....   [tags: essays research papers] 1475 words
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The Destruction from the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami and Responses from the Maldives' Government - The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the deadliest and most destructive in recent history. It was even catastrophic for a country like Maldives that never experienced disasters of such scale. While some of the islands in Maldives were completely destroyed and a significant number of lives lost; the damages to economy, infrastructure, environment and human psyche was immeasurable (Pardasani, 2006, p. 80). Having only dealt with storm surges and localized flooding, “there were no operational plans or capacity to deal with a disaster of this magnitude” in Maldives (Government of Maldives, et al., 2005, p....   [tags: earthquake, damages, recovery] 1675 words
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Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011 - Radiation Effects from Tsunami in Japan of 11 March 2011 The March 11, 2011 widespread, destructive earthquake and tsunami affected several Japanese fishery areas and agricultural sector. Moreover, the detected radioactive leakage on food produced near destroyed Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant has brought fears on the safety of Japanese food export and the general food production system. Several nations have put strict regulations on the Japanese food products as the government of Japan takes measures in restricting and monitoring the distribution of the nuclear contaminated food....   [tags: natural disasters, ecological tragedies]
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The Tsunami - The tides came crashing through, eliminating everything that came in their way. We were like little ants scurrying around looking for our home, a shelter, anything that would protect us from the savage tide that wanted to wipe us off of the face of the earth. It was too late for the people on the beach; they had already been taken prisoner, drowned forever in their tears of sorrow and fear. It didn’t feel like it would be much longer before I was shackled and chained up as well....   [tags: Creative Writing Essays] 1797 words
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The Cascadia Earthquake: A Disaster that Could Happen - Imagine if a 9.0 earthquake struck the West Coast today, resulting in a giant tsunami. Coastal towns would be washed away or completely isolated, and electricity would be lost (FOX5). There would be $70 billion in damage and people would only have 15 minutest to evacuate or move to higher ground resulting in 10,000 deaths (FOX5). This sounds like a plot for a scary movie, but this is actually a reality. The Oregon Coast in located on a subduction zone, which makes it very susceptible to major earthquakes and tsunamis....   [tags: Natural Disaster, Oregon, Tsunami]
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The Earhtquake that Devasted Japan in 2011 - ... The other reason was that such a large earthquake was unprecedented in Japanese history; Japan had suffered through some very serious earthquakes over the years, but generally, Japan learned from these disasters and made several preparations over the years (in roads, infrastructure, etc.) to handle similar events. Simply because it never happened, nobody figured that an over-nine magnitude earthquake would occur (Sorkhabi). The epicenter of the earthquake occurred off the shore of Japan along something called a subduction zone....   [tags: great kanto earthquake, tsunami] 795 words
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The Force and Effects of the 1960 Valdivia Earthquake - ... The volcanic ash which was thrown out landed in a nearby body of water, Puyehue Lake. This created a thick layer of ash on top of the water, restricting and contaminating it, making it less inhabitable for the lake life. The gases emitted from the eruption added to the greenhouse effect from the Carbon Dioxide, and the acid rain from Sulphur Dioxide. The earthquake shook the ground tremendously, causing landslides and slumping. Some of the landslides were so severe that it led to a damming of a lake in Riñihue which is to the East of Valdivia....   [tags: magnitude, tsunami, impact]
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Indian Ocean: The Maldives Islands - Many people have taken a great interest in a particular area called the Maldives. The Maldives is a group of islands that is located in the Indian Ocean, just off the tip of India. The Maldives is a desired tropical destination which deeply invests millions of dollars in attempt to cater to the republic's tourism (Zubair et al. 2011). Even though the Maldives Republic boasts of an excellent tourist destination, there has been a problem that keeps getting worse. The islands are threatened by the constant sea level changes as it is rising....   [tags: tourism industry, disaster, tsunami]
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Haiti´s 2010 Earthquake and Its Effect - Introduction On the 12th of January 2010, a quake 15 miles southwest of Port-au-Prince devastated the people of Haiti. The magnitude of the quake was 7.0 with many aftershocks to follow the initial quake. The damage was so cataclysmic which led to the occurrence of many casualties, about 300,000 people were injured and over one million were left homeless. Haiti is the poorest nation in the western hemisphere and is still struggling to rebuild itself. (Poster of the Haiti Earthquake, USGS Newsroom) How it was caused The earthquake happened on a known fault line between the conservative plate boundaries of the North American and Caribbean plate....   [tags: Infrastructure, Tsunami, Death] 801 words
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Fishing and the Villages of Southern Sri Lanka: A Case Study - Fishing and the Villages of Southern Sri Lanka: A Case Study Facts Fishing has been a mainstay industry in Sri Lanka for centuries, but it has been ravaged with political, economic, environmental disasters and social issues over the past century (Olstrom, 1990, Yamada, et al., 2006, Arunatilake et al., 2014). In the southern tip of Sri Lanka, lies the fishing village of Mawelle (Ostrom, 1990, p. 149). Southern Sri Lanka’s fishermen fish with beach seines (called madella or “big net”) that are half-mile long nets and were a source of economic stability for the individuals living in the region (Ostrom, 1990, p....   [tags: tsunami, mainstay industy, government]
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Sudden and Violent Shifting of Tectonic Plates Cause Earthquakes - ... The less dense, greater buoyancy layer buckles dues to the force exerted forming mountain ranges (Scholz, and Shedlock 2). Earthquakes can cause severe impacts to the world to the ground and man-made structures. A large number of earthquakes occur on land, but a many of the major earthquakes occur beneath the ocean floor. The sudden and violent strikes along faults can produce both vertical and horizontal movements in the ground. These movements can create landslides or modify the flow of groundwater....   [tags: energy, ocean floor, tsunami] 936 words
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Not Everything is Gone in the Wave of Destruction Erich Krauss - ... She met her friend in the darkness on the street, and together they walked out of the neighborhood (Krauss 11).” When this happens, we know that without Nang relying on this other girl she would still be suffering. Although Nang had many reasons to complain and be upset, she kept a positive attitude. Thus, reinforcing part of the theme that in times of struggles others’ lend a helping hand to lift the person up. Another example of others helping during this devastation is portrayed in the movie The Impossible based on María Belón’s story of the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami....   [tags: tsunami, devastating, tragic]
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Analysis of Charles Walker's Earthquake: Shaky Colonialism - Earthquake: a series of vibrations induced in the earth’s crust by the abrupt rupture and rebound of rocks in which elastic strain has been slowly accumulating; something that is severely disruptive; upheaval (Shravan). Tsunami: an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption (Shravan). Combine these two catastrophic natural disasters, and it will be a day that will forever live in infamy through terror; a day much like that of October 28, 1746 in Lima, Peru in which an entire city was destroyed within mere minutes....   [tags: natural disaster, tsunami, Peru]
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Nuclear Power Plants and Earthquakes: Fukushima - Nuclear Chemistry Project - Fukushima There are too few precautions that are taken when considering Nuclear Power plants and the dangers involved. People trust the regulations too easily. Some systems fail; there needs to be more safety features and backup systems/plans that are checked more regularly. Nuclear power is made by a nucleus absorbing a neutron. It then splits into nuclei that are lighter than the original nucleus. This process emits large amounts of energy in the form of heat. Fuel rods are long slender rods of zirconium that provides the reactor with fuel....   [tags: nuclear power, Tsunami, Japan]
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A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki - ... Despite how sad these events seem to a normal teenage girl, Nao tells her story in a casual tone. She is treated often in such way that it is already common to her. One time when her class set up a funeral for her, she simply felt relieved because everyone acted as if she didn’t exist. Although she is already used to her classmate’s bullying, she does have other emotions, such as despise towards her father, and hatred towards the popular girl Reiko. She only views the world as a hypocritical and merciless place, until she encountered her great-grandmother Jiko, who is a 104 year-old nun....   [tags: diary, tsunami, Japan]
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Horrifying Weather and Natural Disasters - ... There are millions of victims in disasters each year. Haiti, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Thailand, Turkey is just to name a few developing countries which have been hit by natural disaster. The effects of disasters in many countries are significant and can make the country have to struggle with many problems. “Haiti had a comprehensive quantity debt of $1.8 billion at it’s peak.” [2]. Numerous countries have also had the same problem as Haiti. We have noticed that most developing countries are further expected to get destroyed by the debt....   [tags: earthquakes, tsunami, landslides, floods] 593 words
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Natural Disaster and Horrifying Weather - ... If any type of natural disaster strikes a developing country the side effects can be severe or minor depending on the type of disaster or how big it was. Some countries such as Haiti, Pakistan, India, and many more are hit by natural disasters. It can get them ravished by debt severally just from fixing the damage it has caused. If a developing country is in the stage of slowly fixing the economy and all of a sudden natural disasters hit all of the funding they did would have gone down the drain....   [tags: warning, haiti, tsunami, earthquakes] 618 words
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The Fukushima Nuclear Power - [Type the document title]   Contents I. Introduction 1 II. Ethical theories and principles 2 III. Conclusions 2 IV. References 2 V. Appendices 2 I. Introduction On March 11, 2011 and earthquake of grade 9 on the Richter scale sacudio (the larger on the 1400 years or records history [1]) the Pacific coast of Tohoku in which the Fukushima nuclear power complex is located. The initial disaster did not represented any significant risk even the power cut that isolate the complex from the electric grid the generators in place kept the cooling system of the generators running and the 3 operating reactors active at that moment initiated an automatic shutdown to protect the cores, what nobody a...   [tags: natural disaster, earthquake, tsunami]
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The Impossible: Movie Analysis - ... Maria and Lucas found a little boy called Daniel and they took him with them. A few hours later they saw a man and who helped them taking Maria to a hospital. Meanwhile Henry was with the two little ones searching for Lucas and Maria, but he noticed that he had to leave the boys so he could move and search faster in all the hospitals of the region. Henry decided to leave the boys with a couple but they couldn’t keep them so they put the boys on a truck with the other kids that were found on the way....   [tags: Tsunami, Survival, Film] 542 words
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History of Milkyway Yougurt - ... In the year 2002 they registered their company as “Fresh milk products” and they built a shop in the town. It was not big, but they quickly took the customer’s attention because of the quality of the milk. But unfortunately in 2004, the father, Mr.Siripala was died because of Tsunami Disaster. and they lost their lorry too. After that for several months, they had shut down the shop and stopped their business for a while. In the year 2005, the older son took back all the responsibilities of the business....   [tags: tsunami disaster, products, funds] 542 words
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Earthquake in Japan - The death toll climbs to over 10,000 and is still rising (Branigan 2). The disaster in Japan began without warning on Friday March 11, 2011 at 2:46pm with a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, the strongest ever recorded in the country (Fackler 3). A massive thirty-three foot high tsunami, generated by the earthquake, swept over lands in northern Japan, taking objects and debris with it. To make matters worse, the tsunami caused the cooling systems at several nuclear power plants to fail. The disaster in Japan was a tragic event, and it had a plethora of causes and effects....   [tags: Natural Disasters, Tsunami] 726 words
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The Natural Disasters - ... This phenomenon has increased to a great degree in the past decade. Floods not only damage property and crops but are detrimental to the economic well being of the population. However, scientists are also of the view that certain amount of flooding is beneficial as it deposits alluvial clay and cleanses the riverine system. Pakistan is strung around the Indus rivers system. Therefore, floods are a common occurrence. Although, there is a useful safeguard network of dykes and flood water regulatory structures but inspite of that the Indus River System remains open to to frequent floods....   [tags: flood, tsunami, cyclone] 1119 words
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Karma and Theodicy Based on Disasters - ... The big picture was of chaos as people ran for their lives, or for the lives of others. Many people, whom went to the rescue, lost their own lives. They did what they felt necessary to help those people suffering in NYC. Hundreds of police officers and firefighters lost their lives, earning them the title of New York’s Finest and Bravest. But why did they have to die. Were they not good people. It wasn’t long before the terrorist group al-Qaeda claimed credit for their wrongdoing. As soon as the world became aware of the attackers identity on the American people, the “why” question came to surface....   [tags: evil, god, earthquake, tsunami, universe] 2043 words
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Hurricanes, Tsunamis, and Flooding - Weather can affect agriculture in many, many different ways. From tornadoes, to tsunamis, to floods, any type of weather can and will affect agriculture. When agriculture is affected by weather conditions, not only are the crops affected, but so are the people who grow and consume them. If you think about it, that is pretty much everyone. So no matter what severe weather condition it is, everyone is going to be affected by it in some way. Hurricanes, also known as tropical cyclones, are tropical storms that can last for two or more weeks....   [tags: tsunamis, tornatoes, hurricanes]
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Japan, After the Tragedy of the Great East Japan Earthquake - Devastation struck Japan on March 11, 2011 when the main island, Honshu, was rocked by the worst earthquake in the country’s history. According the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake, named the Great East Japan Earthquake, was so severe it shifted the earth’s axis by 10 cm and the jolt of the earth’s crust triggered a tsunami of epic proportion. Carrying a wall of water over 10 meters high and massive enough to been seen by the International Space Station, the tsunami claimed more lives than the earthquake itself....   [tags: Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami, Hiroshima] 744 words
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Physics of Tsunamis - Physics of Tsunamis 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 per hour but can be undetected until they reach shallow water, then unexpectedly arise as deadly waves. Tsunamis evolve from three physical processes, which are generation, propagation, and inundation of dry land....   [tags: Tsunamis Weather Essays]
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History and Scientific Understanding of Tsunamis - Tsunamis are one of the most dangerous natural disasters known to mankind that cause devastating effects on society. Despite the fact that tsunamis are not frequent phenomena, it causes huge causalities once it occurs. The number of deaths could reach 420 thousand a year, accompanied by the destruction of many costal residences. But despite the fact that tsunami damages are inevitable, it can be reduced. The word tsunami was originated from the Japanese words “Tsu” meaning “harbor”, and “Nami” meaning “wave”....   [tags: Coastal Issues, Wave Energy]
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Analysis of an Advertisement on Tsunamis and 9/11 - ... Finally, through the comparison between 9/11 and tsunamis, and the controversial message is sends to viewers. An advertisement that contains a very well developed visual perspective for the viewers, is able to draw the attention to them, and send the message across in an effective manner. The advertisement by World Wildlife Fund, is insinuated to represent what nature is becoming through the actions of individuals careless activities within the planet, and overall how it effects the planet and each individual that lives within it....   [tags: earth, individuals, tragedy, message, viewer] 808 words
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Tsunamis: How Oregon Can Better Prepare for Cascadia - ... This new method has improved the response time and can save many lives; previous warning systems took an hour or even longer to be sent out, and now it takes ten or fifteen minutes for people to know when, where, and what is happening. Using cellphones to alert residents of potential tsunami threats is very reliable because while other methods of communication can fail, mobile messaging and radio are resilient. It took India seven years to start this new system, and the Indian government has plans to expand this low cost system to other countries (European Political Newspaper)....   [tags: hazard assessment, inundation simulation]
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God and Tsunamis - Argument: Premises: 1.God exists, is omnipotent, omniscient, and wholly good 2.The tsunami caused people to suffer 3.An omniscient and omnipotent good being prevents any suffering that it can properly eliminate(that is, eliminate any suffering without eliminating an outweighing good or bringing about a greater evil)that it knows about 4.An omnipotent being has the power to prevent anything 5.An omniscient being is all knowing 6.The tsunami did not bring about good ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Conclusion: God should have prevented the tsunami The premises...   [tags: Philosophy, Argumentative, Natural Disasters] 320 words
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Tsunamis - Environmental Science Tsunamis A tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is a series of waves that occur in an ocean or other large body of water and that are caused by some activity that displaces big amounts of water. Tsunami is the Japanese word for "harbor wave." Earthquakes that occur on the seafloor or in coastal areas usually cause tsunamis. The energy generated by the earthquake is transmitted through the water. In deep oceans the energy in these seismic sea waves can travel virtually unnoticed because the wave height may be only twelve inches....   [tags: essays research papers] 1121 words
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The Earth's Natural Disasters - Eli Roth once stated, “Natural disasters are terrifying – that loss of control, this feeling that something is just going to randomly end your life for absolutely no reason is terrifying. But, what scares me is the human reaction to it and how people behave when the rules of civility and society are obliterated.” I couldn’t agree more with this statement of his. Our world is full of dangerous conditions that can cause serious damage upon humanity. However, if one can learn to respond, rather than react, it could be the factor that saves lives....   [tags: tornatoes, tsunamis, earthquakes]
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Indonesia an Island Nation, No Stranger to Disastrous Earthquakes - The country of Indonesia has been the heart of many natural disasters, primarily due to the geographic proximity to large bodies of water. Tsunamis and typhoons are frequent, as well as, small-scale to large-scale mega thrust earthquakes which results from several extremely active subduction zones. Several active subduction zones are found there, the Indian-Australian plate moving beneath the Eurasian plate, moving at a rate of about 50-70 mm per year as well as, the Pacific plate moving beneath the Eurasian plate, moving at a rate of about 100- 110 mm per year....   [tags: Tsunamis and typhoons, java]
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There Should Have Been a Warning - Tsunamis are rare in the Indian Ocean, which has no system for detecting then and alerting those in danger. Scientists do not have the equipment to tell when an earthquake has created a tsunami. The first notice of the earthquake that anyone at the Pacific Tsunami Center received was a computer-generated image set off by seismic sensors at 2:59 p.m. on Saturday. Hawaii has warning sirens, and the weather radio network of oceanographic administration to carry tsunami warnings. Any country that has experienced a tsunami recently or that may be hit by one need some kind of warning system to protect their people....   [tags: essays research papers] 452 words
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The Messina Earthquake of 1908 - Earthquakes have been recorded throughout history for thousands of years. Even before seismographs in early times, there are records and accounts of mysterious ground shaking. Earthquakes occur when rocks break along an underground fault (UPSeis, 2007). This, in return, causes vibrations through the earth which causes ground shaking. The magnitude of the shaking varies depending on how great the movement along the fault is; the greater the movement, the bigger the earthquake. Some earthquakes are huge and cause significant damage, while others are small and cause little or no damage what-so-ever....   [tags: Earthquakes]
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The Effects of Natural Disasters - ... One of the most recognized natural disasters is “The Yellow River Flood”. The Yellow River Flood is known as the most vigorous, and by far the worst flood in human history. It has also been ranked to be the second deadliest natural disaster to ever occur. This unfortunate event occurred in September of 1887, when the Yellow River over-ran the dikes in China's Henan Province. The flood destroyed 11 large Chinese towns along with hundreds of villages, leaving millions homeless. The flood covered an extensive widespread of 50,000 square miles, unfortunately killing approximately 900,000 to 2,000,000 people....   [tags: danger, tragedies, damage]
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Taking a Look at Earthquakes - ... Earthquakes affect people in many different ways. They cause fires that burn buildings to the ground, and sometimes they wipe out whole towns. This affects you and me because, if you live in that town, you will have nowhere to live or that could be the building you work at, so now you are out of a job. When there are earthquakes, they can cause tsunamis and those wipe out everything at the beach. That means that you won’t be able to go to that beach for a while until everything calms down, and the tsunami most likely wiped out all of the shops and places that you like to hang out, so you can’t go there anymore....   [tags: shaking of the earth surface, seismic waves] 566 words
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The History of Major Earthquakes Around World - The term earthquake comes from the Greek term for “shaking.” An earthquake is a visible rip across the Earth’s surface due to a release of energy and stored stress in the Earth’s crust and causes seismic waves. Earthquakes have been around since the time of the earliest civilizations. Earthquakes used to be compared to the “unrest of spiritual beings.” Specifically, Aristotle and the Ancient Greeks stated that earthquakes were the result of the “underground winds”. The earliest earthquakes were recorded by seismometers which calculate the waves generated by each earthquake....   [tags: seismography, Richter scale, ]
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Fukushima Daiichi: Is It Worth it? - The world needs to be powered. And the ever- present question in today’s world is how to get the power we need. There have been many solutions to this need for power. One of the most revolutionary was nuclear energy. Nuclear energy is created when In 2011, a tragedy struck. On March 11, 2011, an earthquake struck. Measuring at an 8.9 on the Richter scale, it was the largest earthquake in history. This earthquake was off the eastern shore of Japan, and caused a 15 meter tsunami to wash over the city of Fukushima, killing 19,000 people there....   [tags: nuclear energy, earthquake, japan]
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Japanese Earthquake Aftermath - Introduction Words simply cannot appropriately depict the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11, 2011. Japan is a developed country with the third largest economy in the world, behind the United States and China. The northeast border of Japan encountered an overwhelming natural disaster in the form of an earthquake that also created a massive tsunami and many strong aftershocks, which has affected Japan domestically and internationally. The aftershocks continually delayed recovery and have increased difficulty for search and rescue teams combing the disaster area for the deceased and wounded....   [tags: Japanese Earthquake]
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Fukushima Nuclear Explosion - Living in Fukushima was normal for Kumiko and her family until March 11, 2011. Kumiko, a Japanese woman, her husband, and their daughter Momoe know what it is like. Alex wrote “On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake occurred off the coast of Miyagi Prefecture” (Alex, 2013).That earthquake then caused a massive tsunami that struck the coast of Fukushima. The Nuclear Power Plant was on the coast of Fukushima. Because the tsunami struck the plant, the power went out and the workers at the Fukushima Plant were not able to properly shut down the plant....   [tags: environmental disaster, radiation]
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Haiti Earthquake of 2010 - The Haiti Earthquake of 2010 was one of the most powerful earthquakes of recent history. It had a magnitude of 7.0. This massive and destructive earthquake occurred on January 12, 2010 at approximately 4:53 p.m. The earthquake was predominately felt in Haiti, specifically the Port-au-Prince area, but was also felt in surrounding areas such as the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Bahamas, and Cuba (see figure 1). Haiti is found in the Caribbean Islands. Specifically, it is found on the island of Hispaniola along with the Dominican Republic....   [tags: destructive earthquake, tectonic plate]
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Fukushima Nuclear Plant Disaster - Nuclear disasters set precedence for one of the most difficult disasters people may deal with. The duration of these disasters have lasting effects for generations and present an astronomical cost to man and the environment. Significant damage will persist from the nuclear disaster which occurred at the Nuclear Power Plant Fukushima Daiichi. With the nuclear revolution only in its infancy, our ability to cope with these incidents is limited to our experiences of the Three Mile Island reactor meltdown and the events in Chernobyl Ukraine....   [tags: environmental issues and radiation contamination]
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