The Great Wave Off Kanagawa

This picture is called The Great Wave Off Kanagawa it was painted many years ago to represent a tsunami that hit Japan and devastated then, there was a recent Tsunami in 2011 that was devastating.

The Global Distribution Of Tsunamis

Destructive Powers of a Tsunami

Like a wave of dirty black mud, rubbish and broken civilization sweeping the land.

Tsunami Description

A tsunami mean “harbour wave” in Japanese in English also known as a seismic sea wave, is not like a towering wave but more like a surge (like a wave pushing up a beach but it initially resemble a rapidly rising tide-but on a large scale-but tsunami waves do not resemble normal sea waves because their wavelength is far longer). It is a series of water waves caused by the displacement of a large volume of a body of water. Many hazardous environment have the potential to create a Tsunami (a hazardous environment in itself).

Case Study: Japan (MEDC/LIC)

Happened in 2011 and was caused by a more than 8.9 (on the Richter scale) earthquake damaging severely, the built up areas of Japan. The earthquake was caused by the fact it is near a destructive margin . Japan were prepared and will rebuild fast because they are a high income country.

Case Study: India (LEDC/LIC)

Happened in 2004 and was caused by a 9.1 earthquake on the Richter scale (in Indonesia) washing away the cost. The earthquake was caused when the Indian plate was sub ducted by the Burma plate. This is especially damaging to this country because it’s a LEDC.


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