December 31, 2008

TRAGIC DAY-DEC 26TH 2004

GOD is said to be the SUPREME power and next to it nowadays we can rank satellites...the satellite which right now roams in the domain of god can be said as a SUPER power...But this so called super power that keeps an eye on the earth and the supreme power that is credited to have created the earth both failed to save the world and my TamilNadu in the hour of need, a truth the world knows. Example DEC 26th 2004.the day of disappointment that shocked millions of tamilans....when their properties, house and their millions of beloved ones were lost in the dreadful wave tsunami...

A tsunami can be generated when converging or destructive plate boundaries abruptly move and vertically displace the overlying water. It is very unlikely that they can form at divergent (constructive) or conservative plate boundaries. This is because constructive or conservative boundaries do not generally disturb the vertical displacement of the water column.  Subduction   zone related earthquakes generate the majority of all tsunamis.

A tsunami has a much smaller amplitude (wave height) offshore, and a very long wavelength (often hundreds of kilometers long), which is why they generally pass unnoticed at sea, forming only a slight swell usually about 300 mm above the normal sea surface. A tsunami can occur at any state of the tide and even at low tide will still inundate coastal areas if the incoming waves surge high enough.

This dreadful wave hit TamilNadu on Dec 26th 2004.  Thousands of people have lost loved ones, their homes, means of subsistence, and their possessions leaving them destitute Houses, small businesses, roads and bridges have been destroyed or damaged. Perhaps a third of those killed were children. Many were swept away before the eyes of horrified, helpless parents. The killer waves that moved with ferocious speed across an unprecedented expanse of Tamil Nadu landscape flung their victims about with a randomness that was all but impossible to comprehend. Hundreds of bodies of those who died ended up in trees, or entangled in electrical power lines, or embedded in the mud of hillsides. The grief-stricken continue to throng, clawing through mud and rubble, peering into the faces of the severely injured, wandering through piles of decaying corpses, and digging deep into the mounds of sand in search of loved ones. Despite the effective deployment of the army men, coastal guards under the control of the Union Government and the police and administrative personnel of the State Government of Tamil Nadu, scores of villages marooned by the seawater and mountains of debris still remain unreachable.

 Even though the government has given the affected with house and compensation…it mite wipe of their poverty but cannot match or wipe of the pain which they suffer due to the loss of their beloved ones…



 

4 comments:

Susana said...

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karthik said...

sure take ur own time n keep posting ur comments..so that i can rectify my faults

A Stroke Above said...

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A Stroke Above

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