Module 2-Option #2: Earthquakes and Society

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Major earthquake and volcano eruptions have occurred long before there were humans on Earth. However, there have been many in recorded history that significantly impacted human civilization. Choose one significantly important earthquake or volcano and report on it. Be sure to cover how it affected the Earth, damages and death tolls, economic impact and any permanent consequences.

Along what type of plate boundary did this earthquake occur? Based on your knowledge of earthquakes, is this what you would have expected from that type of boundary? Be sure to explain your answer fully.

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Running Head: THE SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE

The Earthquake in Sumatra Indonesia on December 26, 2004
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THE SUMATRA EARTHQUAKE

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Introduction
An earthquake took place in Indonesia on December 26, 2004; on the west coast of
northern Sumatra, it had a magnitude of 9.1. Over the next seven hours, it triggered tsunami
waves which reached across the Indian Ocean. The Sumatra tremor was the third largest
earthquake in the world since 1900/ and biggest since the Prince William Sound earthquake in
1964. After the earthquake, a total of 227, 898 people died, presumed dead, or missing after the
subsequent tsunami which occurred after the quake. More than 1, 126, 900 families had their
houses partially or destroyed completely. Children were affected mostly as they could not
overcome the surging waters. The number of tourists who died who died or were missing was
9,000 with most of them from Europe (Pudney, 2012). Sweden was the most affected country
outside the hit countries as it lost 428 of its citizens with 116 others missing. Fourteen countries
in South Asia and East Africa were affected. Indonesia was the hardest hit country followed by
Sri Lanka and Thailand, the most affected areas experienced waves of up to 30 meters (Pudney,
2012).
Economic, damages, and permanent consequences of the earthquake
The tsunami created massive damage to the economy and social amenities. People were
unable to access food, clean water, and medical treatment. The destruction of infrastructure made
it hard for aid provider to contact the affected people. The tsunami also had long-term
environmental damages as farms, villages, tourist resorts, and fishing grounds were destroyed.
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