Tag Archives: Tsunami

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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Tsunami Affecting Automakers throughout the World!


As the Earthquake and Tsunami hit the country of Japan, the auto industry began to take a hit. This is where my major of Supply Chain Management resembles this tragedy. Japan being the 3rd largest automobile manufacturer, after the U.S. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Natural Disasters Shaking the Global Market


Besides the earthquake and tsunami taking more than 6000 lives, costing the county billions of dollars and damaging some of their main nuclear reactors, the natural disasters in Japan could potentially hurt the global economy significantly. Japan has the third … Continue reading

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School: A Haven or Hell?


A school is like a second home to most students, but is this feeling enough to protect children from the dangers of natural disasters? For some, the schools are providing a temporary home while parents remain missing in the debris … Continue reading

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Earthquake Effects Japanese Automaker


To relate my major, supply chain management, to the catastrophe that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. The devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake significantly affected one of the largest car manufacturers in the world, Nissan. Nissan announced that numerous production plants throughout … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami “Splashes” Down on the Economy


On May 11, 2011, tragedy struck Japan as an 8.9 earthquake destroyed nearly everything in its path. The earthquake caused tsunamis that generated many waves as high as thirteen feet and one wave towered twenty-three feet high. The catastrophe was … Continue reading

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Keeping Up With the Disaster…


When Japan was devastated by natural disasters the world came together. My major is Telecommunications focusing on social media, and as awful as these disasters are it is quite something to see people come together to help Japan using their … Continue reading

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Tsunami devastations reach farther than just point of impact


As we have learned, a shift in a subducting plate zone near Japan caused for vertical displacement of water and resulted in a tsunami. The waves reached nearly 40 feet tall. However, Japan’s government has estimated that the damages from … Continue reading

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U.S. Sneaking Pills To Citizens!


Due to the recent events of the highly discussed Japan earthquake and tsunami, radiation  exposure is possible and in the area. The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has been secretly giving out Potassium Iodide (KI) pills to U.S. citizens. Each person … Continue reading

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Radiation Doesn’t Scare Me!


We all know about the earthquake in Japan that resulted in a very devastating Tsunami. One of the big problems that this tsunami created was the destruction of nuclear power plants, and the radiation that they are now giving off. … Continue reading

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Energy Problems in Japan after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants


Japan is having severe energy problems after losing its oil refinery plants and nuclear plants from earth quakes and tsunamis. A half million homeless Japanese people are suffering with low temperature, limited electricity, and lack of oils while being huddled … Continue reading

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A Study Abroad Student’s Worst Nightmare


Imagine being away at college while disaster strikes your home country, with no way to contact your loved ones.  Twenty year old Akiko Kosaka was put in this very horrific situation when a 9.0 earthquake hit Japan, followed by destructive … Continue reading

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Food and Water in Possible Ruins


Not only is the country of Japan in ruins, but their food and water could be as well. Japanese are taking many precautions on food and water to make sure it is safe for the survivors of the Tsunami, as … Continue reading

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A “wave” of recent events


On March 11, 2011 an earthquake-triggered tsunami hit the coast of Japan, taking out virtually everything in its path. The tremor that triggered the tsunami was scaled at 8.9, the most powerful earthquake Japan has ever experienced. The earthquake was … Continue reading

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Japan’s Recent Earthquake and Tsunami Devastates the People and the Economy


The earthquake and tsunami that recently struck Japan has caused substantial damage to its economy. This natural disaster has caused a huge sell off Asian stocks. With such a large crash in the stock market, The Bank of Japan has … Continue reading

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Social Media Plays a Large Role in Japan Disaster Response / Relief


Social media is playing a large role in Japan’s disaster response and relief. Facebook, MySpace, Skype and Twitter accounts are allowing family and friends to know their loved ones are safe.  It is a great way to keep them updated on … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami Sends Ripple Across the Financial World


The tsunami in Japan created a disaster beyond belief. It destroyed buildings, houses, cars,and flooded a large area of dry land. But past the physical damaged caused, the financial damage is almost just as bad. The disaster caused hundreds of … 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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Move the date of Midterm 2 from Thursday March 17 to Tuesday March 22?


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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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Can psychic predict what earthquakes will do to North America?


Gordon-Michael Scallion claims he has the psychic ability to predict future events including when earthquakes will occur and of what magnitude. In his prediction newsletter for 2010, he predicted that an earthquake of large magnitude would hit Tokyo, Japan. On … Continue reading

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2010 Named Deadliest Year


The United Nations recently released a report naming 2010 as one of the most deadly years for natural disasters out of the last 20 years. This is largely due to the Haitian earthquake (January 27, 2010) and Russian heat wave … Continue reading

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Welcome to the blog for ISP203B


Welcome to the blog for ISP203B, a class on Natural Hazards and Disasters taught at Michigan State University. Section 2 in Spring 2011 is taught by Remke van Dam, Assistant Professor in the Department of Geological Sciences. This blog will … Continue reading

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