2004 Tsunami vs 2011 Tsunami
2011 Japan Earthquake vs 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
The 2004 Tsunami and 2011 Tsunami are two of the most deadly tsunami that ever occurred in the history of mankind. These tsunamis have cost thousand of lives of people in their areas covered and thousands are also injured. Numerous homes and establishments have also been destroyed.
The 2004 tsunami or formally known as “2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami” occurred on December 26, 2004 with Sumatra, Indonesia as the center of the earthquake. Based from the survey conducted by the United States Geological Agency (USGS), there are more than 200,000 deaths recorded and almost a quarter of it is coming from Indonesia. Other countries affected are: Maldives, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Somalia, India, Myanmar and Seychelles.
The 2011 tsunami was caused by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake in Sendai, Japan on March 11, 2011. The center of the earthquake that causes the great tsunami is in Tohoku which is Japan’s largest island. The Police in Japan have confirmed the public that the deaths brought by the tsunami and the earthquake is more than 2,000 and still 3,000 plus individuals that are missing as of this writing.
The 2004 tsunami occurred in Indonesia creating numerous loss and damage to properties and lives while the 2011 tsunami is brought by the earthquake in Japan, specifically in Tohoku, Oshika Peninsula. Death toll in the tsunami in Indonesia last 2004 is around 220,000 and the death counts in Japan last March 11, 2011 is around 2,000 but is expected to rise up as high as thousands as the search for missing person’s is still on going. On the magnitude of the earthquake, it’s 9.1 for the 2004 tsunami and 9.0 for the latest 2011 tsunami in Japan.
After the earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan, there are a great number of hoaxes and speculations that it’s already the end of the world. Especially due to the fact that there is a nuclear chemical that broke up in Japan due to the earthquake. But it’s always been this way during major calamities in a given country.
• Death count in the 2004 Indonesia tsunami is more than 200,000 while the Police Agency in Japan has confirmed around 2,400 deaths.
• The center of the earthquake that caused the tsunami in 2004 is Sumatra, Indonesia whereas in the 2011 tsunami is in Sendai, Japan.
• The magnitude in Indonesia earthquake is 9.1. On the other hand, it’s 9.0 in Japan earthquake.