The Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004 (Great Historic Disasters) by William W. Lace

By William W. Lace

On December 26, 2004, a big earthquake ripped aside the ground of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The strength of the quake, transmitted upward to the outside, despatched a tsunami, or a sequence of big waves, in all instructions towards unprotected beaches and unwarned populations, many in distant components or secluded holiday spots. inside of 12 hours, greater than 200,000 humans have been killed, and plenty of extra left injured or homeless, their livelihoods destroyed. towns and villages lay in ruins. Even the geography of the Earth was once replaced. yet because the affected nations, with support from worldwide, struggled to recuperate, scientists warned that the following lethal tsunami may possibly come at any time. The query continues to be no matter if the area should be to any extent further ready for the subsequent one. learn how the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami replaced the way in which countries are monitoring natural-disaster warnings so that it will hinder destiny disasters.

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