The Earthquake and tsunami of Sumerta, Indonesia 2004
An earthquake is the result from movement at a fault (a break in the earth's lithoshpere) beneath the earth's suface.
A tsunami is a HUGE wave usually cause by an earthquake under the earth's surface.
The date and time of the earthquake was December 26, 2004 at 6:58 AM local time.
The magnitude of the earthquake was a 9.0
The effects of the earthquake were:
•A huge tsunami hit 14 different countries but, spread over 1,000 miles.
•227,898 people died in all.
• 100,000 people dead in just Indonesia.
•5 million left without basic necessarities of life
•Over 1,000,000 people left homeless
•Most buildings in area crushed and destroyed
http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/imagenes_ciencia/tsunami22.jpg (picture bottom left)
http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2009/09/30/article-1217153-06A3AE90000005DC-967_468x379.jpg (picture right corner)
http://www.p-g-a.org/images/tsunami-2004.jpg (picture on top center)
The earthquake started on the ocean floor, and the epicenter was 225 km (160 miles) Banda Aceh, Sumerta Indonesia.
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