Although each classification of natural disaster is capable of creating catastrophic destruction, I

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Although each classification of natural disaster is capable of creating catastrophic destruction, I feel that the destruction resulting from the accumulated factors that are responsible for Tsunamis have a potential destructive force far greater than other singular forces of nature on their own; Furthermore, due to the densely populated urbanized regions in high-risk zones the potential impact on humans form Tsunamis is elevated in comparison with other phenomena's which may occur with little impact on human society. Therefore a natural event that may be of similar magnitude may occur without impacting our society and will in-turn only be viewed as a geological event, whereas a Tsunami, based on probability will almost always escalate into…show more content…
Despite the destructive force of the original earthquake, a massive tidal surge will follow sometimes only minutes after the initial shockwave with an even greater destructive force. Atlantic Costal cities such as New York may not suffer from Tsunamis caused by mega-thrusts along submissive faults, Atlantic cities are still at risk of Tsunamis in some form. In 1929 a Tsunami hit the coast of Newfoundland Canada which was caused by a massive underwater landslide on the continental shelf that caused a massive water surge. A Tsunami of this nature could still affect regions such as New York City and other large cities along the Atlantic. The biggest risk of Tsunamis is along the Pacific cost lines, Oceania and the Indian Ocean regions. Seismic activity in the South Pacific, Oceania and Indian regions in-particular can strike with devastating force is some of the worlds most densely populated regions. The destructive force, compounded by issues relating to construction standards of many of these nations which are still developing nations can results in a catastrophic natural disaster such as the South Asian Tsunami on December 26th 2004 which killed a confirmed 184,167 people and displaced 1,690,000 others. Developed Nations are not immune to disastrous effects caused by Tsunamis, and can be at even greater risk of a cataclysmic disturbance when the advance technologies of the developed world fail at the hands of nature. The impact of the 2011 Tohoku Tsunami is

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