In this lesson, you will learn about the Indian Ocean tsunami, including how it was caused and what its effects were. In , a magnitude earthquake struck the Indian Ocean coastline, creating a tsunami. A tsunami is a really high wave in the ocean caused by a large-scale. On December 26, the world experienced the most devastating natural disaster to hit the Indian Ocean. It was classified as a tsunami, a tsunami holding immense power equivalent to the destruction of three nuclear bombs. Tsunami waves can become more than 30 feet high as they.
Here is some background information about the Indian Ocean tsunami. On December 26, , an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of struck the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. Material losses in the Indian Ocean region were $10 billion. The December 26, Indian Ocean. The scale of devastation in Haiti is far worse than in Asia after the tsunami, a study says, predicting last month's quake could be the most destructive disaster in modern history. The preliminary IDB report estimated the damage at between $US8 billion ($9 billion) and $US
Interesting facts about tsunamis Tsunami Facts. Check out our tsunami facts for kids and learn some interesting information related to these great walls of water. Tsunami Facts The word Tsunami or 'harbour-wave' comes from the Japanese word 'tsu', which means harbour and 'nami' which means wave. They are.
Tsunamis are waves of water that can cause a lot of damage if they hit the land. To understand a tsunami (pronounced like soo-NAH-mee), you first have to think about earthquakes and volcanoes. The Indian Ocean earthquake caused a tsunami with waves reaching as high as feet. The Earthquake and Tsunami: Information and Resources for Schools () document is based on concepts and materials from Washington State Tsunami.
What is a tsunami? A tsunami is a large ocean wave usually caused by an underwater earthquake or a volcanic explosion. Tsunamis are NOT tidal waves. A tsunami strikes the people of Japan. A tsunami wave almost 33 feet high crashes into homes in Japan after a powerful earthquake on Friday.
The Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami occurred at UTC on 26 December, with an epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra. It was an. On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude earthquake struck beneath the Indian Ocean near Indonesia, generating a massive tsunami that claimed more than , lives in fourteen different countries, one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. Today, many of the.