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  • Development Of Off Shore Wave Generator Systems And Integrating Into Disaster Management Systems Essay

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    fisheries for food would need to be incorporated in a broad framework for the region. Development of ocean-based energy systems can be integrated with early warning networks linked by satellite which can give a few hours to days warning to help mitigate the severity of natural disasters on human life. . Some of the calamities of note have been the Tsunami of 2004, Bangladesh and Orissa floods, earthquakes in Nepal and Pakistan, and recent inundation of Chennai due to weather and bad flood management. A

  • Tsunamis Essay

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    Environmental Science Tsunamis       A tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) is a series of waves that occur in an ocean or other large body of water and that are caused by some activity that displaces big amounts of water. Tsunami is the Japanese word for "harbor wave."       Earthquakes that occur on the seafloor or in coastal areas usually cause tsunamis. The energy generated by the earthquake is transmitted through the water. In deep oceans the

  • The Causes And Effects Of The Natural Disaster In Japan

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    devastation that occurred on March 11, 2011. An earthquake destroyed northeastern Japan, unleashing a terrible tsunami. As of February 2017, there were still about 150,000 evacuees who lost their homes, 50,000 of them were still living in temporary housing. Honshu earthquake on March 11, 2011 was a surprise. This unexpected disaster was not the largest or the deadliest earthquake and tsunami to strike. More than 120,000 buildings were destroyed, 278,000. The total economic cost could reach up to $235

  • The Boxing Day Tsunami And The Real World Tsunami

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    Tsunamis are unfortunate events that humanity will have to deal with for eternity. They one of the most versatile forms of a natural disaster, as they can be caused by a rockslide, underwater earthquake, certain volcanic eruptions, or a high velocity impact of a sizeable object within a body of water (1). The media and scientific research has done a sufficient job in covering real world tsunamis and relief efforts, which in turn has help trigger natural human curiosity regarding the subject. The

  • Earthquake : A Powerful Earthquake

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    A powerful earthquake occurred just off the coast of central Chile during Wednesday evening local time and has produced a tsunami over the Pacific basin. The quake is the third most powerful earthquake in five years to strike the South America nation. According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the quake registered magnitude 8.3, at 7:54 p.m. local time (4 p.m. PDT) on Wednesday. The quake lasted for approximately three minutes. WATCH: Deadly 8.3 Earthquake Rocks Shoppers in Santiago

  • The Killing Sea Chapter 1 Summary

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    the book is optimism because in chapter 9 when the tsunami occurred, she kept thinking and looking for her dad when he’s probably dead. On page 1 it says the book was located in Ujung Karang, Indonesia.Wikipedia says, “In 2004 the earthquake and tsunami of Indonesia hit. The tsunami was initially documented as moment magnitude 8.8. In February 2005 scientists revised the estimate of the magnitude to 9.0. Although the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has accepted these new numbers, the United States

  • Hazard Vulnerability Analysis

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    Even though people did not expect it. The December twenty sixth two thousand four tsunami in the Indian Ocean claimed nearly all of its 200,000 victims on shores that had gone 200 years without a tsunami, and had not had an earthquake larger than a magnitude 7.9. Population The 2004 tsunami, coated Indonesia with a sheet of sand measured at 8 centimeters thick. Infrastructure The earthquake destroyed the entire Indonesian coastline. Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by

  • 1999 Earthquake

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    reported were 45,000 over 1.69 Million homes were lost. Many families were separated and many children where made orphans in a matter of hours (Hailey was one of the unfortunate children that was made an orphan when she lost both her parents in the tsunami).

  • The Cascadia Earthquake: A Disaster that Could Happen

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    today, resulting in a giant tsunami. Coastal towns would be washed away or completely isolated, and electricity would be lost (FOX5). There would be $70 billion in damage and people would only have 15 minutest to evacuate or move to higher ground resulting in 10,000 deaths (FOX5). This sounds like a plot for a scary movie, but this is actually a reality. The Oregon Coast in located on a subduction zone, which makes it very susceptible to major earthquakes and tsunamis. With the Cascadia subduction

  • Tsunami Response Paper

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    traditional term tsunami means harbour wave (tsu: harbour, nami: wave)..., a tsunami is specifically described as a series of travelling waves of extremely long length and period, usually generated by disturbances associated with earthquakes occurring below or near the ocean floor. Tsunami are commonly often associate with an earthquake but not all earthquakes generates tsunami. It depends on the movement of earth's plate. If earth's plate moved vertically much damage from tsunami would occur. For