Essay on Tsunami, December 26th 2004 the disaster that was caused by the Tsuanmi, and it takes a look into its sociological persepctives

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On December 26, 2004 the world experienced the most devastating natural disaster to hit the Indian Ocean. It was classified as a tsunami, a tsunami holding immense power equivalent to the destruction of three nuclear bombs. Tsunami waves can become more than 30 feet high as they come into shore and can rush miles inland across low-lying areas. The death tolls were astronomical causing much grief, pain and depression throughout the world. "Estimates of the total toll from the eleven countries hit by the disaster range from about 162 000 to 178 000. Tens of thousands more are missing and many are presumed dead." (The star, 2005) A similar situation did occur in the past where a similar atrocity erupted on the Pacific Ocean. It created disaster along the Chile coastal areas in 1960 and killed many civilians but not nearly comparable to the death toll caused by the vigorous Asian tsunami. Reading in regards to the tsunami that had occurred in Chile, I find myself in a predicament wondering why warning devices were not established over the oceans to prevent this disaster from ever massacring a portion of the world's population. In a macro level sociological perspective, the world has determined the Asian tsunami to be a crisis which has stricken the world emotionally and physically. It has been established that Sri Lanka and Indonesia suffered the most losses. At the moment the globe has unified to attempt to produce a sudden recovery for all the countries affected. The crisis has the entire globe involved with international matters such as foreign aid, re-development of the shattered countries and any other matters regarding the existence and protection of human life. I intend to focus on the world's adaptation to the Tsunami disaster and also explain the effects of the...