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Quiz review

Quiz/Review

  • Get out a small piece of paper and put your name on it.

  • When the bell rings, the quiz will begin.


Question 1

Question 1

  • What causes all the earthquakes in California?


Question 2

Question 2

  • Why would a city government lie about the damage?


Question 3

Question 3

  • What causes the most damage in an earthquake?


Answers

Answers

  • San Andres Fault

  • To keep people visiting and moving to the area.

  • Building and structural failure.


Christmas day tsunami 2004

Christmas day Tsunami 2004

  • Epicenter 3°18′58″N 95°51′14″E

  • December 26, 2004


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Maps


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What is…

  • Tsunamis are waves created from underwater earthquakes.

    • 9.3 earthquake off the coast of sumatra.

    • Tsunamis are common in this part of the world due to the proximity to tectonic plates.


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When…

  • The Earthquake happened just before 1 AM.

  • Anytime there is an underwater earthquake a tsunami is expected but the area lacked a warning system.

  • The 2011 tsunami in Japan was created the same way.


Time line

Time line

  • 9.3 earthquake at 00:58:53 AM.

    • 1300 foot long crack rose up about 20 feet from the sea bottom, pushing up water.

  • A wave of 24 meters or 80 feet was created.

  • 15 minutes later tsunami waves were hitting coastlines and continued for another 9 hours away.


What causes this event

What causes this event?

  • This was called a mega thrust event.

  • Two plates are colliding and one pops up from the pressure.


Who was affected

Who was affected?

  • Most generously and most immediate funded relief effort ever.

  • A total of $13.6 billion was donated.

  • 10.7 billion damage.

  • 230,000 dead (1/3 of that were children).

  • 2.1 million homeless.


Possible warning

Possible Warning

  • $53 million interim warning systems and towers installed, however not manned 24 hours a day.

  • Satellites picked up the wave but it took hours to analyze and confirm, not what the satellite was for.

  • Human destruction of coral reefs may have lessen the energy of the wave if they were present.


Warning system

Warning system


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Facts

  • Bodies were being recovered fro weeks, within a day the bodies were infested with bacteria and virus as well as smells overtaking the areas.

  • Water supply was ruined as well as food supplies.


What if

What If...

  • Mermaid washed up on shore?

    • Stories circulated most likely a hoax

Not Bieber!

Not a mermaid


Works cited

Works Cited

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami

  • http://www.em.gov.bc.ca/MINING/GEOSCIENCE/SURFICIALGEOLOGYANDHAZARDS/EARTHQUAKES/Pages/megathrust.aspx

  • http://today.caltech.edu/gps/sieh/

  • http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf/Files/Photo_library_tsunami/


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