A Comparative Analysis of Tsunami Disasters in the Indian Ocean and in Hokkaido

1088 Words Jan 9th, 2018 4 Pages
Tsunamis are deadly and destructive natural disasters and have caused huge damages to population in recent history. The Tsunami of 2004 struck Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand mainly and marginally many other countries scaled 9.0 on hector scale. Tsunamis can be initiated by many means but this one was triggered by an earthquake. The coastal cities of areas struck were ruined. In the living history, this Tsunami is considered the deadliest of all. It is recorded to have killed about two hundred thousand people (The Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters 2009). The affected areas received billions of dollars in aids but could not be built again in a day the way they were destroyed. The 2004 Tsunami destroyed the fishery, agriculture, residence and transport system of the affected areas. Indonesia lost its 70% of fishing fleet of small scale. Thailand lost about 80% of its infrastructure and got 5,000 fishing vessels damaged. A big portion of coral reeves were lost in Tsunami and even after that the huge number of cars and concrete walls in the sea kept destroying coral reeves. Since the population of Indonesia is very high in the region and especially in the coastal areas, the loss was much higher than…