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Existing Tsunami Since 8000 Years Ago

SR 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Monday, October 25, 2010, causing a wave of deadly attacks, the tsunami. All the settlements are located on the west coast islands were hit by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

Indonesia is no longer familiar with the disaster. In December 2004, the great tsunami occurred in Aceh. Then the next three months occurred in Nias. One more year, exactly 17 July 2006, the tsunami also occurred in Pangandaran, West Java.

Tunami track record was already in place since 6000 BC. Scientific media page Livescience.com records list all-powerful tsunamis that have occurred on Earth.

6,000 BC

Large cluster in Sicily snow avalanches and falls into the sea. Landslide that occurred at 8 thousand years ago has sparked the tsunami spread across the Mediterranean Sea. There is no historical record of this disaster. Only the scientists estimate tsunami geology at 320 kilometers per hour has reached a height of 10 floors building.

1 November 1755

After the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, and shook much of Europe. Many people who take refuge in the boat. However, the tsunami would occur. No doubt this disaster killed more than 60 thousand people.

August 27, 1883

The eruption of Mount Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, triggering a tsunami that drowned coast of Sumatra, northern Java, and the Thousand Islands. Wave strength can drag coral weighing 600 tons to the beach. 36 thousand people have died in vain.

June 15, 1896

Waves as high as 30 feet emerged shortly after the earthquake in Japan. All of the tsunami that swept the east coast. 27 thousand people died.

1 April 1946

Large earthquake in Alaska cause big waves in Hawaii. Disasters are often referred to as the "mystery" April Fools tsunami "that killed 159 people.

July 9, 1958

8.3 Richter magnitude earthquake in Alaska sends out a wave of up to 576 meters in Lituya Bay, Alaska. It is the largest tsunami recorded in modern times.

Fortunately, the tsunami occurred in isolated places, so it does not cause many casualties. Tsunamis are only left two fishermen died, because the ship sank, hit by the waves.

May 22, 1960

The largest earthquake ever recorded of 8.6 magnitude in Chile. This earthquake created a tsunami that struck Chile Beaches within 15 minutes. High waves occur up to 25 meters. The tsunami killed 1,500 people in Chile and Hawaii.

March 27, 1964

Alaska Earthquake "Good Friday" measuring 8.4 magnitude, caused waves of 67 meters at Valdez Inlet region, Alaska. Wave at 640 kilometers per hour, killing more than 120 people. Ten of them were from the Crescent City, California, who also got sent waves as high as 6.3 meters.

August 23, 1976

Tsunami in the southwest Philippines killed at 8 thousand people. This great wave also triggered earthquakes in the vicinity of the beach.

July 17, 1998

An earthquake with magnitude 7.1 force generate a tsunami in Papua New Guinea. BESA wave quickly kill 2,200 people.

December 26, 2004

All-powerful earthquake with a strength of 9.3 magnitude rocked the Indian Ocean, off the west coast of Aceh. Largest earthquake during the last 40 years has led to high waves in North Sumatra, West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, the East Coast of India, Sri Lanka, even to the East Coast of Africa.

At least 320 thousand people from eight countries died. This disaster is the biggest death throughout history.

March 28, 2005

Three months later, tsunami also occurred in Sumatera. Off the coast of Nias Earthquake measuring 8.7 Richter which sparked a major tsunami that killed 1,300 people on Nias Island, West Sumatra.

The eruption of Krakatoa Reaches Hundreds of Times

Kalianda, Lampung - Activities of Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) in the waters of the Sunda Strait status is still wary despite the eruption was estimated to be hundreds of times throughout Sunday.

Head of the Observation Post Mount Anak Krakatau (GAK) in the Village District Hargopancuran Rajabasa, Andi Suardi, say, in Rajabasa, Sunday, from 00:01 am until 12:25 o'clock pm Sunday afternoon, the intensity of the eruption was recorded as many as 66 times.

"See you tonight eruption certainly in the hundreds of times," he explained.

Meanwhile, he continued, volcanic earthquakes in from Sunday morning until noon, reached 32 times, 45 times shallow volcanic earthquakes and seismic tremor 26 times and gusts of 40 times.

"The height of burst of sand and volcanic ash reached above 500 meters," he said.

Then, he continued, with many Jumah eruption observed from the post, a distance of 40 kilometers, Mount Anak Krakatau still alert status as the previous day.

With that condition, tells him, fishermen go to sea when the night is asked not to sail too close to the GAK that because it is dangerous.

"Minimum safe distance of four miles, even if it can be more than the distance to anticipation," he explained.

He said the increased activity is a natural phenomenon because it is an active volcano and the increase in activity can occur at any time without prior unexpected.

Meanwhile, some residents in coastal areas Punduh Pedada District, Pesawaran District, Lampung Province remain calm even though they began to be alert, because they live adjacent to the Mount Anak Krakatau.

"People here are generally still stay calm but vigilant after Mount Krakatau began to be preached to become active again," said Village Kampung Baru, Punduh Pedada, Ny. Yayuk.

He admitted that lately a lot of listening and seeing the news from radio and television around the active Mount Anak Krakatau, following the eruption of Mount Merapi.

Head of (Kaur) Kampung Baru Village Development, Hanapi, also membenakan that the activities of residents in the coastal region was still normal, although crowded reported active Krakatoa, and issued a sembutran smoke hundreds of times every day.

However, people there expect for the conditions of Krakatoa was not worse, because there are many residents whose homes were in coastal areas.