Earthquakes & Tsunamis

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Earthquakes and tsunamis are two of the most unpredictable natural disasters known to mankind. Due to the fact, that individuals fear what they cannot control, earthquakes and tsunamis are targeted for scientific research. Some people feel that the devastation, length of warning, and origination of an earthquake surpasses that of a tsunami. However, both of the natural phenomenon’s can result in a number of miles covered in destruction, traumatized individuals and animals, as well as deaths. As a result, mankind desperately attempts to have the ability to predict natural disasters like earthquakes and tsunamis. In recent years there has been a technological revolution in storm monitoring. Also, the advancement in a human’s ability to reduce the amount of casualties in devastation has increased. In fact, in some states where earthquakes and/or tsunamis are frequented, it is mandatory that people adhere to codes that are set by law. For instance, during an earthquake an individual should stand under the arch of a doorway to avoid injuries. As well as, during a tsunami, an individual should get to a higher elevation of land to help minimize the impact of the crashing wave. Likewise, there are laws in place that outline steps that are to be taken to help reduce a vast devastation of any one area. Moreover, the length of warning time for an earthquake and a tsunami is different. Technology has assisted humans with the ability to monitor activities that results from an earthquake, which can help in the prediction of a tsunami. But, the length of warning time for an earthquake varies, and it usually occurs with little warning and lasts just moments. On the other hand, the ability to calculate a prediction of a tsunami has not been achieved. In other words, activities under the earth’s surface triggers an earthquake and a large enough earthquakes set in…...

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