[2015] Bea Calaoagan: Indian Ocean Tsunami

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[2015] Bea Calaoagan: Indian Ocean Tsunami

Indian Ocean Tsunami

On December 26,2004 after Christmas The saddest thing that ever happened to people is that they lost their loved ones, lost their houses, and lost everything. It happened because of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.Tsunami are often called tidal waves, but they have nothing to do with tides. A tsunami is a series of waves. The first wave may not be the most dangerous but the next waves can be the most dangerous. A tsunami “wave train” may come in surges five minutes to an hour apart.The cycle is marked by the repeated retreat and advance of the ocean. The tsunami happened because of the violent movement of Earth’s tectonic plates displaced an enormous amount of water, sending powerful shock waves in every direction.Tsunamis can travel at speeds of about 500 miles or 805 kilometers an hour, almost as fast as a jet plane.

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The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs.Within hours of the earthquake, killer waves radiating from the epicenter slammed into the coastlines of 11 countries, damaging countries from east Africa to Thailand.About 80% of tsunamis happen within the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire.”A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by an underwater earthquake, landslide, or volcanic eruption. Undersea landslides, which can be caused by large earthquakes, can also cause tsunami waves to form as water attempts to find a stable position. Undersea volcano eruptions can create enough force to uplift the water column and generate a tsunami.

Indian Ocean Tsunami


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