Geology

The Causes and Effect of Tsunami

The second effect of a tsunami is the deadly push of the ocean wave that will destroy everything on its path. The energy accumulated by the movement of the ocean floors also creates a push on the ocean waves that strikes nearby shorelines. This push created by the ocean waves increases as the waves travel to the shoreline making it very powerful that it could destroy everything that would stand on its path. This travel from the epicenter to the shoreline makes the tsunami stronger albeit it is caused by the movement on the ocean floors. The massive waves that characterize tsunamis can be a wave train or a series of powerful waves that would race toward shorelines making its destructive nature exponential by the multiples of its waves (www. Geology.com). Its strength can literally wipe out a community on the shoreline that will strike. This includes human beings, animals, trees and even structures. A strong tsunami is so destructive that it can even damage structures that are designed to withstand strong waves. The third effect of the tsunami is a disease. After the water of the tsunami has ebbed, it will leave rotting bodies of living things it drowned and plenty of contaminated water that could potentially precipitate an epidemic in the affected area. The diseases that the tsunami aftermath will range from skin diseases to more lethal diseases such as malaria that could potentially make the entire community sick if the disease is not attended. Tsunamis are indeed very powerful forces of nature that are very destructive and frightening. Its aftermath can leave diseases to the community it affected that could potentially make everyone sick. Also, the amount of energy accumulated in the bottom of the ocean that drives the waves of tsunamis are so powerful it can destroy anything that stands on its path. The power of its waves is terrifying because it can kill people and other living things in multitudes. Not even strong structures can withstand the power of a tsunami because it can destroy such structures like as the case of Fukushima plant that was supposed to be protected by a tsunami wall.

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