The 2004 tsunami occurred on December 26 of the year 2004. Many, throughout the course of their lifetimes, had not seen the devastating effects that the 2004 tsunami had presented. The tsunami 2004 was a day in which many had never seen a population suffer so intensely. Needless to say, the painful, but true details is that, the fact of the matter is that many lives were taken as a result of tsunami 2004. At the same token, many lives were given in order to dedicate themselves in helping the region to deal with the horrible after effects of the tsunami 2004. The bulk of the most major devastation of the tsunami 2004 occurred off the coast of western Indonesia in and around Sumatra, Indonesia. The island itself is said to be the sixth largest in the world. However, many would argue that the damage that the tsunami 2004 caused to the region was larger than life.
1. The 2004 tsunami was said to be caused as a result of the one of the tectonic plates of the Indian Ocean being merged under another. This in turn, caused the tectonic plates to sink into the earth’s mantle. This process by which the 2004 tsunami resulted is called subduction. The subduction did not occur over night in order to cause the 2004 tsunami. The tsunami 2004 was formed after the tectonic plates began to use their original disposition. The annual rate for which the tectonic plates began to move out of order is at a rate of 2 to 8 centimeters each year.
2. The 2004 tsunami was felt by fourteen countries in the region surrounding the Indian Ocean. It is said that the tsunami 2004 was not the result of one single tsunami, but the 2004 tsunami was the result of several tsunamis that had occurred in the area. An earthquake is said to have reflected the several tsunamis that had erupted throughout the region. From there, the domino effect seemed to have occurred in the surrounding area from earthquakes to tsunamis erupting as a chain reaction to the initial damage. Even the aftershock of the tsunami 2004, caused a horrible effect on the region.
3. The death toll for the 2004 tsunami was one of the highest ever death occurrences of one population to result out of a single incident. The tsunami 2004 took the life of almost 230,000 people. The tsunami 2004 had a tremendous effect on fourteen countries in the area, total. The 2004 tsunami had caused the most damage to the countries of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, and India.