Climate Change and Global Warming in 1945 Question
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DISASTERS/HAZARD AND VULNERABILITY ANALYSIS
Case Assignment Overview
2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
One of the deadliest tsunamis in recorded history occurred in the Indian Ocean in 2004.
The 26 December 2004 tsunami was the most deadly tsunami and one of the greatest disasters in historical times. Some 280,000 people were killed in South Asia and East Africa. Sumatra Indonesian island was the most affected area with about 178,000 dead. It sparked unparalleled media-related impact and humanitarian aid.*
2011 Japan Tsunami
In order to understand the magnitude of the Japan tsunami, view the brief video clip containing dramatic footage of the waves in action. Caught on Tape: Tsunami hits Japan port town. Retrieved from https://archive.org/details/youtube-SCn6H3JKY4M CBSNEWS
Less than an hour after the earthquake, the first of many tsunami waves hit Japan’s coastline. The tsunami waves reached run-up heights (how far the wave surges inland above sea level) of up to 128 feet (39 meters) at Miyako city and traveled inland as far as 6 miles (10 km) in Sendai. The tsunami flooded an estimated area of approximately 217 square miles (561 square kilometers) in Japan.**
Based on information obtained from readings in the Background section, compare and contrast the impact between the tsunami in the Indian Ocean (2004) with the tsunami in Japan (2011). In your paper, make mention of:
- Cause of tsunami
- Amount of damage
- Amount of land mass involved
- Mortality rates
- Mitigation measures before incident
- Mitigation measures after incident
- Lessons learned
*Kelman, I., Spence, R., Palmer, J., Petal, M., & Saito, K. (2008). Tourists and disasters: lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunamis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 105–113
**Oskin, B. (2017). Japan earthquake & tsunami of 2011: Facts and information, Livescience.
Dawson, A., & Stewart, I. (2007). Tsunami geoscience. Progress in physical geography, 31(6), 575–590. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.
Folger, P. (2011). U.S. tsunami programs: A brief overview. Congressional Research Service. Retrieved from http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41686.pdf
Kelman, I., Spence, R., Palmer, J., Petal, M., & Saito, K. (2008). Tourists and disasters: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunamis. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 12(3), 105–113. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.
Morin, J., De Coster, B., Paris, R., Lavigne, F., Flohic, F., & Le Floch, D. (2008). Tsunami-resilient communities’ development in Indonesia through educative actions: Lessons from the 26 December 2004 tsunami. Disaster Prevention and Management 17(3) 430-446. Retrieved from the Trident Online Library.
Oskin, B. (2017). Japan earthquake & tsunami of 2011: Facts and information.Livescience. Retrieved from https://www.livescience.com/39110-japan-2011-earthquake-tsunami-facts.html
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