Earthquake — Tsunami

Tsunami from Earthquakes

Indonesia TheImpossible Tsunami

Tsunami from Earthquakes

By Diarmuid O'Dea The worst disater in my lifetime occured December 26, 2004 off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. More than 230,000 persons died or are missing as a result of the underwater earthquake and resulting tsunami. The earthquake was the the result of the subduction of the Burma Plate under the Indian Plate. The 9.3 magnitude earthquake caused by this release of pressure was the third largest earthquake ever recorded.The death and destruction minnowed Hurrican Katrina, the 1964 Alaska Earthquake and the volcanic eruption at Mt. St. Helens. Those were all events that happened in my lifetime and left...

Read more →