Tsunami in the Indian Ocean
Each part of the world faces unique challenges with natural disasters. With the tropical climate and unstable landforms, and a high population density, Asia is one of the most vulnerable developing countries to suffer very often from various Natural Disasters like flood, cyclone, earthquake, forest fire, drought, etc. Asia is at the top of the list of casualties due to natural disasters. In many places such as Hawaii, Thailand, Alaska, South America, and many countries in Asia tsunamis are highly unavoidable. The deadliest tsunami in the Indian Ocean ever occurred at 7:59 AM local time on 26 December 2004 which was the result of an 8.9 magnitude earthquake.
The word tsunami comes from the Japanese words that mean, "harbor wave." A tsunami is a large under water wave caused by the displacement of the ocean floor or a disruption of a body of standing water. Tsunamis can be caused by earthquakes, under water landslides, volcanic eruptions, meteorite impacts, under water explosives, and many other disturbances to the earth's crust that happens under water. They are often most deadly when they are caused by earthquakes. In order for an earthquake to cause a tsunami it has to measure up to at least a seven point five on the Richter scale.
The tsunami in the Indian Ocean was one of the most damaging tsunamis observed in recent times and caused About 187,000 people died and 43,000 missing and thousands more injured. Everything was destroyed; roads, electricity, hospitals, schools, and houses. The cause of the Tsunami was an underwater earthquake that no one expected. In the morning, when all the people in the Southeast Asia slept, movements stated down below 10,000 feet in the epicenter. They received no warnings of the tsunami. Unfortunately, 10 meters of the wave caught many people in surprise. Countries from all over the world donated supplies and brought aids to the victims in the countries that were affected by...