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Deadly Tsunami in the Indian Ocean


The traumatic tsunami that occurred in the Indian Ocean on December 26, 2004, was generated by a 9.0 earthquake under the Indian Ocean. This earthquake was the largest earthquake recorded in 40 years. This earthquake under water also had very … Continue reading

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Unleashed Power of Water leads to Destruction: Indian Ocean Tsunami


Curious beach-goers in Indonesia watched in amazement as an enormous wave accelerated [rvd: actually, as the wave entered shallower waters when approaching land, it slowed down and gained height] towards the shore. Before they could try to or even think … Continue reading

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Learning from Indonesia’s Previous Earthquakes


In October of 2010, a Magnitude 7.7 earthquake led to a tsunami hitting the coast of Indonesia. The high death roll (>100) could be attributed to the lack of warning, as well as the building materials of structures in the … Continue reading

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Gaining Positive Face in the Face of Disaster


The day after Christmas in 2004, an earthquake with more power than 23,000 atomic bombs unleashed its destructive force on surrounding areas of the Indian Ocean.¬†After causing devastation in 11 countries, displacing millions of people, and killing hundreds of thousands, … Continue reading

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