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…
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.
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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
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