September 15

2004 boxing day tsunami

The 2004 Tsunami boxing day!


A Tsunami is a definite recipe for FEAR it washes things away and drags them into the dark Deep blue into a terrifying end and there are many stories that are all about Tsunamis and use this knowledge to save lives in the future Anything could happen


What is a Tsunami?


Well THIS one is photo shopped…

(I THINK?!!??)





The 2004 Tsunami

The worst tsunami in recorded history was the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. By the end of the tsunami thousands of people from 14 countries were killed or missing and millions more were homeless. The worst effected places were India, Indonesia, Somalia, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

The earthquake that had caused such devastation was between the Indian and Burmese plates. Imagine being hit by that tsunami. It would be like having your house blown up by an atomic bomb, a very wet atomic bomb.

In Australia the public donated over $42 million to the places effected by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami. That helped more than 1.3 million people recover from the devastation.

The 2004 Boxing Day tsunami had a 9.1-9.3 magnitude. Which if you can imagine, can knock over millions of sturdy buildings.

In Hawaii (the pacific Tsunami warning centre base) they had no tsunami warning systems set up with Asia, so when the earthquake shook, a tsunami went straight across to Indonesia without a warning!

The worst hit places had waves up to 30 meters tall. About as tall as a two-story house.

At the end of the day Mexico had a taste of these waves. The waves were only 2.3 meters tall.

Overall the devastation was huge with 230,000 people killed in 14 countries.

It was not easy to recover.

Now to sum this question up, the tsunami on Boxing Day 2004 was caused by an earthquake between the Burmese and Indian plates. With 230,000 people killed in 14 countries.

What happened during the tsunami?

First, it all started at 7.59am when the third largest earthquake ever recorded struck Sumatra in Indonesia. It had a magnitude of 9.1-9.3. It was the longest earthquake ever recorded lasting 10 minutes.


The first 15 minutes, the first warning comes to the Pacific Warning Centre, though they did not issue a warning to Indonesia.

At 30 minutes, a tsunami hits the northern tip of Indonesia, just 65 miles from the detected earthquake spot. Taking 130,000 lives and half a million people lose their homes.

35 Minutes, the Nicobar and Andaman Islands were hit next with 1894 lives claimed.

The indigenous tribes living on the islands had moved to higher ground when the earthquake hit.

At 1 hour, the wave crashed onto Burma where 59 people died and in Malaysia 89 lives were claimed. Even now there is no official confirmation of a tsunami.

One Hour and 30 minutes, reports are in from Thailand and Phuket that the west side of each have been hit by a huge wave.

Two hours, another earthquake has hit with a magnitude of 7.3 near the Andaman and Nicobar islands. At the same time, the wave hit Sri Lanka and South India with 31,000 dead.

3 hours and 30 minutes, the wave hits the Maldives claiming 82 lives. A tsunami hits the east coast of Africa. 4400 miles away with 150 deaths. The tsunami poisoned water supplies.

14 hours and 30 minutes, Mexico’s water levels rose by 2.3 meters.

How did they recover from this tsunami?


This tsunami started at 7.59am as an earthquake, only to get bigger.

The Northern coast of Sumatra was 50 miles from this quake, so they got the natural alarm first.

Not only were buildings and supplies lost, but also their transportation. So it was very hard to get the medicine, food and clean water they needed.

Luckily, there are evacuation shelters that supply the survivors with food, water and medicine.

The recovery wasn’t all that quick. 1000’s of people left dead or missing and hundreds left homeless or with injuries.

Luckily from around the world seven billion US dollars were donated to help the communities affected by this tsunami.

All of the places that were affected by this colossal tsunami have rebuilt over time. In Australia we raised 1.3 million to help.

The governments agreed that there should be someone controlling the alerts about tsunamis. This knowledge could help us to save our lives. In the case of a tsunami, an early warning can make a hero and help people to survive one of the earth’s worst disasters. The people on Mai Khao beach in Thailand were lucky when a ten year old girl noticed the signs of a tsunami. She had been studying tsunami’s two weeks before in class and she pled with her parents to leave the beach. Others also followed and no lives were lost when the tsunami hit.



Flow charts


sorry for the blur

                                                                                                                                 The end result

If we changed if the water does not flows out then that would mean that the Debree would be left on land

If we changed the earthquake to a meteor then that would mean way smaller waves and a considerable amount of smoke because the space rock catches fire on its decent to earth

If we changed how much water the sea has the changes would be giant cause it could be a smaller amount of water could make less debree and if it was more the Whole population could be destroyed (not that it probably already is) there can be a lot of changes that we could come up with that would have quite interesting results like if there was no one there then it would not be considered a natural disaster. So there could be a ton more though like if there was no beach and just a rocky edge what would happen? Or if there was a sea wall made out of solid iron well we know that the sea view would not be good but also would the wall knock down or would it stay solid and just pop over the edge a bit?




That wave that looms above as everyone runs but it is  no use it crashes down and drowns mot things and crumbles all in its’ monstrous path! It picks up the ground all the house and car and trees and bushed and slower people and those who cannot swim yes this is the great bold TSUNAMI!!!




  • Power Of The Sea by Bruce Parker page 181 and first page of chapter 9
  • Violent Earth by Robert Dinwiddle ,Simon Lamb ,Ross Reynolds


And I also used my own knowledge.

Any words you don’t recognize check this out!!!

Confirmation – to say yes

Colossal – Giant

Considerable – to think about

Debree – rubbish and distroied stuff

Devastation – lots of distruction or damage or overwhelming shock or greif

Displaced – put in the wrong place or placed in a bad spot

Earthquake – when the plates on earth move they rattle and that’s what an earthquake is because the two base words: earth and quake, quake means shake and we all know what earth is!


Homeless – when someone is homeless they don’t have a home to live in

Index – a place in the back of the book witch you find the words you might not understand

Magnitude – a measurement of how extreme an earthquake is

Meteor – a space rock that bullets down to earths surfice

Miles – an American way of measuring length there are aprox 4 km in a mile

Official – means something is definite and is approved by the government or kings and queens or just people in general

Transportation – a car or a train is an example but there are tons of others generaly ve things or people to other places in space

Tsunami – a tsunami is a giant tidal wave that is explained in this text


matix of accivement

my- acivement -matix

September 5

School captain speach

Dear classmates

My name is Tiia Spencer

And i want to become MPPS school captain for 2017.

An school captain has to be good at speaking to large crowds and i have that i like to talk to alot of people at once and my voice.

As a school captain you need to speak to preps ,1,2,3,4,5,6s and i can do this

The preps buddy program has helped me talk to kids much younger that me

Also a school captain has to be open to new learning

I am up to this i love to learn about what we are discovering about earth everyday.

September 4

100wc week 7

I had one ore lap I dived to the Finnish line and I had one!!!

the crowd went wild i was taking a gold medal home!

People bombarded me with questions!

The news line came up to me!

“how was you moment of glory?” they asked.

I was to amazed to speak iI had been training all my life for this moment! my dream had come true!

Finally after the shock I answered.

” Don’t give up you can be amazing you could follow you dreams and become an olimpion or a teacher or a singer one day just keep on training!”

my inspiration also turn up volume for it


September 4

btn refugies and migrants

There are tons of people in Australia who have come from different places and countries. But you may have wondered :Why  have they come here? And what is this called well then you have come to the right place!

Refugees are people who have come over from a place some times with permission or not because they have been driven out of there country because of : war or violence or bad treatment often because of there race, gender or belief!

How sad is that! Imagine you having to go away from the place you know so much because someone started a war saying that you are Bad because of being you! how sad is that!

some people are forced to leave with just a pair of clothes and some food leaving all your possessions behind because some one else decided they don’t like you for some reason!

Migrants are people that come here for work school or to be closer to family! here you have a choice and you are free to go or not go! it better being a migrant.


but remember no one is perfect and that everyone has a mind and feelings and a heart so don’t let them die because you are racist.

everyone is equal.

a quote I got from research:

you are not a name
or a height, or a weight
or a gender
you are not an age
and you are not where you are from

you are your favorite books
and the songs stuck in your head
you are your thoughts
and what you eat for breakfast
on Saturday mornings

you are a thousand things
but everyone chooses
to see the million things
you are not

you are not
where you are from
you are
where you are going
and I’d like
to go there


link to the quote page plz read

the refugees and migrants story