|Tsaunami in Japan|
Tsunami is a Japanes word which means "Under Sea Earthquake" . In deep ocean water, tsunami waves from only a small hump, barely noticeable and harmless, which generally travels at a very high speed of 500 to 1000 Km/h (310 to 620 miles/h) in shallow water near coast lines, a tsunami slows down to only tens of Kilometers an hour but, in doing so forms large destructive waves. The 2004 Indian ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occured at UTC on Dec, 26, 2004.
The earthquake generated a tsunami that was among the deadliest disasters in modern history. At magnitude of 9.0, it was the largest earthquake since the 9.2 magnitude Good Friday Earthquake off Alaska in 1964 and tied for four largest since 1900.
This is one of the ten worst earthquakes recorded history. It is also the single worst tsunami in history which devastated a large world. The earthquake originated the Indian ocean just north of Simeulue Island, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The resulting tsunami devastated the shoses of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South India, Thiland and other countries with waves upto 30m (100 feet).
The earthquake itself (Apart from the tsunami) was felt as far as Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thiland, Singapore and the Maldives. It caused serious damage and deaths as far as the east coast of Africa, with the furthest recorded death due to the tsunami occuring at part Elizabeth in South Africa, 800 km away from the epicentse. Any where from 2,65,000 to 3,10,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the tsunami.
In Indonesia was particular 500 bodies a day were still being found in Feb, 2005 and the count was expected to continue past June. The true final talk may never be known due to bodies having been swept out to sea. Relief agencies washed of epidmics caused by poor sanitation, but the threat of starvation seemed then to have been largely averted People with tens of thousands reported missing, and over a million felt homeless .
one third of the dead appeared to be children. In some regions women were killed as many as four times more then men. A great deal of humanitarian aid was needed due to widespread damage of the infrastructure. Shortages of food and water, and economic damage. In the days after the event, significant efforts was spent in busying bodies hurriedly for fear of disease. The world Food programme . provided food aid to more than 1.3 million people affectd by the tsunami. Nations all over the world had provided over USD 3 billion in aid for damaged regions, some of the countries are Australia, German, Japenese, Canada, USA, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. .
The Indian ocean earthquake has caused an enermous environmental impact which will effect the region for many years to come. The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is working with governments of the region in order to determine the severity of ecological impact Tsunami is the great disaster of this century.
The countries all over the world have been alarmed to take precaution meausres Every country is trying to research out about how they can be allert from this silent killer".