The Case Of The Indian Ocean Earthquake Of 2004

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Earthquakes and Society Earthquakes are a part of this planet. These tremors can cause numerous damages to society. Such destruction, costs or changes to the Earth, can vary depending on the location of the earthquake. Many times earthquakes will cause severe harm to society and its surroundings. If for some reason, these earthquakes occur in places or areas with low populations, the results or damages, will be less. This means that if an earthquake happens in the dessert, where populations are low, the damages will not be as great as if an earthquake occurred in the middle of an urban location. These areas, because of heavy population and their surroundings, can increase the damage brought by earthquakes. This happens to be the case of this …show more content…
This happens to be the case for the Indian Ocean Earthquake of 2004. The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs (DoSomething.org Staff, 2015). This is one of the many reasons that this particular case is interesting. The damage to society did not necessarily arrive from the earthquake, but rather as a result of the earthquake. This is a very important fact for this project. These facts must tell society that earthquakes can be very deadly and can hurt society in many ways. The energy that came from this earthquake was greater than that of one created by humans, such as the Hiroshima-type atomic bomb. One cannot deny that such energy can damage this Earth and its …show more content…
It will take decades for the industry affected to get back on its feet. Let’s not forget the environmental tolls an earthquake can cause. For this particular region, the environmental impact will last many years. Beyond the heavy toll on human lives, the Indian Ocean earthquake has caused an enormous environmental impact that will affect the region for many years to come (New World Encyclopedia, 2013). The consequences of the Indian Ocean Earthquake cover human, economic, and environmental components. This means that the effects of such earthquakes will last for many years after they

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