The Science Behind Tsunami
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The mere mention of the word “Tsunami” is enough to remind us of the devastation that happened in the year 2004. Most of us, even till date, remember the horrific images that we saw on the tele-screens. As per the data from the Ministry of Home Affairs, 11,000 people lost their lives in this catastrophe and over 5,000 were reported as missing or feared dead. More astoundingly, 380,000 Indians were displaced as a result of this disaster and the World Bank had estimated that the reconstruction cost will be more than 1.2 billion dollars.

It has almost been 10 years since the incident took place but most of us still do not know the science behind tsunami. Another important question that we need to ask is about the efforts that the scientist and the governments are taking to make sure that we are well-protected against this force of the nature.

Here is a video by TED-Ed talk by Alex Gendler, with animation by Augenblick Studios, which would help us in understanding this phenomenon a little better.

Happy Watching! [ Ted-Ex ]