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Elissa Hayes

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Transcript of Tsunami

Japan, 2011
Indian Ocean, 2004
Hawaii, 1975

Arrival time of first big wave
Crest length
The drop
The elapsed time
Initial Rise
Intensity of the waves
The passage time of waves
The earthquake is measured with Richter scale
Pacific wide tsunamis are a rare phenomenon, occurring every 10-12 years on average.
Hawaii is the state at highest risk. They get one tsunami per year. Alaska is also at a high risk for tsunamis.

A tsunami is a long high sea wave caused by an earthquake, submarine landslides, or other disturbances
Series of large waves generated by abrupt movement on the ocean floor
Types of damage
Measurement Of Severity
What individuals should do when this disasters occurs?
Likelihood of tsunami
A tsunami isn't a single wave
Tides of waves do not have any effect on forming of tsunami
It is impossible to surf out a tsunami
Tsunamis don't only occur in the Pacific ocean
Grabbing onto a solid object won't save your life
Myths Cont.
The greeks believed Poseidon to be the god of the oceans, according to them, once he unleashed a huge series of huge waves to crush an invading Persian fleet
Affected by tsunami
Medical issues caused by a tsunami
Water contamination
Carbon monoxide poisoning
Cover open wounds with waterproof bandage
Injured/broken ligaments make sure to splint
Keep children away from leaking chemicals
Redness, swelling, and injured outside the house should seek medical attention
How are they treated by first responders?
Open wounds
3 Major Tsunamis
Preparation for the disaster
Most organizations that help in tsunamis usually come after the tsunami has struck
They can aid financially, or actually help on the site of the tsunami
Some big hospitals have response teams that go to the disaster site
Some organizations are:
American red cross
World Relief
World Health Response

Acute respiratory distress
How can the government mitigate a tsunami?
Damage is usually worse in areas closest to the undersea shake
Devastating natural disasters
Power lines
Sewage lines
Damage to structural building or to people

85,582 people are affected by a tsunami each year.

Make a disaster supply kit and make a family plan.
Know the warning systems of your community
If an earthquake occurs then move to higher grounds.
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