Essays on Five Different Occurrences of Tsunamis Coursework

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The paper 'Five Different Occurrences of Tsunamis " is an outstanding example of an environmental studies coursework.   The Chile Tsunami occurred on the 27th of February 2010. The measure of the quake was recorded at 8.8, and this led to the occurrence of a devastating tsunami. Tsunami is also regarded as a seismic sea wave which is a series of waves caused by the displacement of large water bodies. It frequently occurs in large water bodies such as lakes or oceans. As well, it is imperative to note that tsunamis can cause massive devastation once it reaches the land surface.

One of the most common causes of the tsunami is the disturbances that affect the water. This could be an occurrence such as a landslide or volcanic eruption. Another cause though rare is a nuclear explosion. Tsunami is one of the most hazardous natural calamities that are hazardous. One of the most known causes of the tsunami is the earthquake whereby the earth crust shifts suddenly and is accompanied by the release of energy. The released energy leads to the destructions in the environment such as damage to property.

One of the riskiest aspects of the tsunami is that it leads to loss of life. In the major occurrence of the tsunami, the number of fatalities can grow from hundreds to thousands. This is dependent on how fast the emergency services of the nation are in a position to respond effectively. For instance, the time that it takes to respond to such an occurrence is crucial in minimizing the risks associated with tsunamis. Governments and other agencies should have the necessary personnel and equipment to respond with immediacy.

As such, the risk related to the disaster can be mitigated effectively. Tsunamis also are the primary cause of coastal erosion whereby water washes away the vegetation. In many cases, the power of water washes away the shoreline which is tough to reestablish. In the long run property of excessive amount is destroyed, damaged, and demolished. Introduction The disaster of discussion in this work is a tsunami which is mainly caused by earthquakes. Most of the regions that have experienced tsunami have encountered various negative challenges.

The primary risk associated with the tsunami is that it leads to the loss of thousands of lives. As well, it leads to the massive destruction of property in the regions affected. Furthermore, it substantially leads to the erosion of coastal area which makes it tough to reestablish. The case study considers five different occurrences of tsunamis that are still remembered in history. The first is the Chile tsunami that occurred on the 27th of February 2010. Secondly, the Samoa tsunami occurred on the 29th of September 2009.

Thirdly, Solomon Island tsunami occurred on the 2nd April 2007. The fourth occurrence is the Indian Ocean tsunami that occurred on the 26th December 2004 and finally, Papua New Guinea tsunami that occurred on the 17th July 1998. There are three main categories of the impacts of tsunami namely; social, environmental, and economic impacts. As well, there could be other effects of the tsunami disaster that are considered as a risk to the society as a whole.


Huber, R., Langsaeter, T., Eggenhofer, P., Freire, F., Grilo, A., Grisogno, A. M., & Titze, K. (2008). The Indian Ocean tsunami: a case study investigation by NATO RTO SAS-065 part two: the case of Aceh and North Sumatra.
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