By: Henry Sewell
How are Tsunamis Measured?
What are Some Examples for Tsunamis?
Sumatra, Indonesia - 26 December 2004, where a 9.1 magnitude earthquake hit and a enormous tsunami came. An estimated US $10b of damages is attributed to the disaster, with around 230,000 people reported dead.
North Pacific Coast, Japan - 11 March 2011, a 9 magnitude earthquake hit and "A powerful tsunami travelling 800km per hour with 10m-high waves swept over the east coast of Japan, killing more than 18,000 people."