On the night of April 18, 1906, the whole town was woken by erratic shaking. Although the earthquake lasted under a measly minute, it caused significant damage. Many fires started all throughout the city; San Francisco burned in turmoil. In the early 1900’s, Theodore Roosevelt took office after McKinley was assassinated. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the only turmoil at the time.
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Only about an hour after midnight on December 26th 2004, a great tragedy transpired in the Indian Ocean. A devastatingly powerful 9.3 magnitude earthquake suddenly shook the ground with such force that scientists say “this earthquake had enough power to rock the Earth off its axis” (Chossudovsky). While panic ensued among the locals in Sumatra, nobody was prepared for what would come next. Deadly and intimidating walls of water averaging at more than ten meters tall, called a tsunami, began crashing onto coastlines of Sumatra only five minutes later. By the end of the day, “a death toll of over two-hundred thousand in thirty-seven countries was confirmed along with several thousand other ‘missing’ persons”(Nichols College).
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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”.
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