case study on the 26dec tsunami

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case study on the 26dec tsunami

  1. 1. CASE STUDY ON TSUNAMI Case study on Tsunami which struck India on 26 Dec 2004
  2. 2. <ul><li>Tsunami is a Japanese word which means “HARBOR WAVES”. </li></ul><ul><li>An earthquake, a volcanic eruption or underwater landslides can shift large amounts of ocean water henceforth a huge tidal wave is originated called Tsunami. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Tsunami struck in the Indian ocean on 26dec 2004. </li></ul><ul><li>These huge waves were a result of the earthquake that had its epicenter close to the western boundary of Sumatra </li></ul><ul><li>The magnitude of this earthquake was measured 9.0 on the Richter scale. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>As the Indian plate went under the burma plate, their was certain movement of the was a sudden movement of the sea floor, causing the earthquake. </li></ul><ul><li>The ocean floor was displaced by about 10 metres to 20 metres and tilted in a downward direction. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Huge mass of ocean water flowed to the fill gap that was being created by the displacement. </li></ul><ul><li>This marked the withdrawal of the water mass from the coast lines of the land masses in the South and Southeast Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>After thrusting of the Indian plate below the Burma plate, the water mass rushed back towards the coast line at a speed of about 800km/h and washed away many islands in Indian ocean. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>Tsunami caused wide spread damage to the coastal areas of India. Mainly the Indira point in the Andaman and Nicobar islands got submerged after the tsunami. </li></ul>
  7. 8. Most affected Than “ALL”
  8. 10. Indian effected areas
  9. 11. I. Conclude <ul><li>I, conclude that I shall help the Tsunami victims to ensure my country to grow </li></ul>

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