Indonesia Tsunami Case Study

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Indonesia’s Tsunami Challenges:

While others are trying to achieve world peace, I convince that Indonesia still needs to struggle reconsolidating with the nature. This consolidation refers to keeping the nature preserved from desolation while the society lives in peaceful minds being safe from disasters. According to Yulianto, et al. (2009), disasters including earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanoes, etc. are part of God’s gift along with the earth (including minerals, oil, gas, etc.) that both sustains and endangers us. As a country with overflowing natural fortunes, we need to contemplate with natural disasters that come with it. Tsunami has been known to cause greatest life and economic loss amongst all natural disaster. Thus, tsunami disaster
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If we retrace back to 1883, Krakatau eruption already killed 36,000 people in the region (IOC, 2013). Although tsunamis happen quite often, there are a number of tsunamis that we can take into account, which caused considerable amount of loss. Those events are 1992 Flores Tsunami, 2006 Pangandaran Tsunami, 2010 Mentawai Tsunami, and the most renowned 2004 Banda Aceh Tsunami. Tsunami occurrences evenly spread upon eastern and western Indonesia. However, tsunamis in East Indonesia attract more attention because they often cause more casualties (Adyasari, 2015). The data of Indonesian Tsunamis can be found in Table …show more content…
To strengthen the argument, a comparative graph of earthquake magnitude and deaths can be found in figure 2. It implies that tsunami impact does not correlate with the strength. Therefore, one’s vulnerability must be taken into account. Indonesia is the most vulnerable nation in the term of tsunami. According to Adyasari (2015), Indonesian populous coastal area is the most possible reason of the tsunamis’ high death tolls. The Boxing Day Tsunami on 2004 was an effective proof that Indonesian coastal area needs to concern more about

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