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By William W. Lace

On December 26, 2004, a big earthquake ripped aside the ground of the Indian Ocean off the coast of Sumatra. The strength of the quake, transmitted upward to the outside, despatched a tsunami, or a sequence of huge waves, in all instructions towards unprotected seashores and unwarned populations, many in distant parts or secluded holiday spots. inside 12 hours, greater than 200,000 humans were killed, and lots of extra left injured or homeless, their livelihoods destroyed. towns and villages lay in ruins. Even the geography of the Earth used to be replaced. yet because the affected international locations, with support from world wide, struggled to get better, scientists warned that the subsequent lethal tsunami may perhaps come at any time. The query is still even if the realm might be any further ready for the following one. learn how the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami replaced the way in which countries are monitoring natural-disaster warnings with the intention to hinder destiny disasters.

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