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On December 26 2004 the world experienced the most devastating natural disaster to hit the Indian Ocean It was classified as a tsunami a tsunami holding immense power equivalent to the destruction of three nuclear bombs Tsunami waves can become more than 30 feet high as they come into shore and can rush miles inland across low-lying areas The death tolls were astronomical causing much grief pain and depression throughout the world Estimates of the total toll from the eleven countries hit by the disaster range from about 162 000 to 178 000 Tens of thousands more are missing and many are presumed dead The star 2005 A similar situation did occur in the past where a similar atrocity erupted on the Pacific Ocean It created disaster along the Chile coastal areas in 1960 and killed many civilians but not nearly comparable to the death toll caused by the vigorous Asian tsunami Reading in regards to the tsunami that had occurred in Chile I find myself in a predicament wondering why warning devices were not established over the oceans to prevent this disaster from ever massacring a portion of the worlds population In a macro level sociological perspective the world has determined the Asian tsunami to be a crisis which has stricken the world emotionally and physically It has been established that Sri Lanka and Indonesia suffered the most losses At the moment the globe has unified to attempt to produce a sudden recovery for all the countries affected The crisis has the entire globe involved with international matters such as foreign aid re-development of the shattered countries and any other matters regarding the existence and protection of human life I intend to focus on the worlds adaptation to the Tsunami disaster and also explain the effects of the tsunami through a sociological perspective by focusing on the role of Media corruption and poverty The role of mass media has conquered the transmission of
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