0666356 Tsuanmi: Devastating Disaster

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This presentation will be about a horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami that left a dark and gloomy shadow over a number of innocent countries.

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0666356 Tsuanmi: Devastating Disaster

  1. 1. Tsunami: The Tragic Disaster By: Vinoth Raveendran Student ID: 0666356 Michelle Primrose
  2. 2. Introduction: <ul><li>This slideshow presentation will be about the horrific Indian Ocean Tsunami that left a dark gloomy shadow over a number of innocent countries. This is a significant piece of history that affected the people of Tamil Nadu which is where I originated from. This disaster left an unforgettable memory to those who survived as victims and to those who witnessed an unstoppable force happen right in front of their eyes </li></ul>
  3. 3. Satellite Picture
  4. 4. Video Animation
  5. 5. Death Toll
  6. 6. Earthquake Characteristics <ul><li>The earthquake was initially reported as 6.8 on the Richter scale. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center(PTWC) also estimated it at 8.5 shortly after the earthquake. On the moment magnitude scale, which is more accurate for quakes of this size, the earthquake's magnitude was first reported as 8.1 by the U.S. Geological Survey. After further analysis, this was increased to 8.5, 8.9, and finally to 9.0. </li></ul><ul><li>The earthquake was unusually large in geographical extent. An estimated 1200 km (750 miles) of faultline slipped about 15 m (45 ft) along the subduction zone where the India Plate dives under the Burma Plate. The slip did not happen instantaneously but took place in two phases over a period of several minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>The India Plate is part of the great Indo-Australian Plate, which underlies the Indian Ocean and Bay of Bengal, and is drifting northeast at an average of 6 cm/year (2 inches/year). The India Plate meets the Burma Plate (which is considered a portion of the great Eurasian Plate) at the Sunda Trench. At this point the India Plate subducts the Burma Plate which includes the Nicobar Islands, the Andaman Islands and northern Sumatra. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Earthquakes Vertical Movement
  8. 8. Images
  9. 10. References <ul><li>http://mazlanny.blogspot.com/2008/05/asia-fact-natural-disaster.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.important.ca/tsunami_asian_earthquake.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.superchefblog.com/2004/12/2004-tsunami-how-foodies-can-help.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.p-g-a.org/natabara-artl1.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.awitness.org/journal/dragon_tsunami.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.tsunamisms.com/tsunamifacts.html </li></ul>

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