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  • Title:The 2004 Tsunami Wiped Away Towns With 'Mind-Boggling' Destruction Austor: Dave Roos
  • The central idea of this article is the step-by-step process of what happened in the tsunami of  Asia, 2004.
  •      The article explains what happened during the 2004 Thailand, Sri Lanka, and Indonesian Tsunami. It explains At 7:59 AM, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake happens in the Indian Ocean and the earthquake starts a tsunami. Thailand is up next. In thailand, there were waves traveling to the speed of 500 MPH.
  •     Then, The tsunami hit  Phang Nga and Phuket an hour and a half later. Everyone there was unaware of the Tsunami coming. The number of people that died in Thailand was about 5,400 people and 2,000 of them were tourists. About an hour later, the tsunami started to hit the other side of the Indian Ocean, which is Chennai. When it spread to Chennai, a bunch of debris-water came a long with the waves. After the tsunami, 30,000 people ended up homeless afterwards. 
  •     Lastly, the tsunami researcher, Vasily Titov, expresses what he feels about the tsunami and he uses factual evidence to explain and put into his own words how terrible the tsunami was. he uses evidence like, facts and talks about how many people died and how many people were injured. Then, him and his friend/partner Borrero, says that "it was the worst tsunami since 1960!" Finally, it talks about how they went to Banda Aceh on a boat and saw how badly damaged it was. 
  • Evidence that supports the main idea is when it talks about the whole process of the tornado. For example it says, "At 7:59 AM a huge earthquake ripped through."  It talks about the order of all the events and then, the researcher talks about the tsunami afterwards. It uses words like "then'', and "next". They use words to put the evens of the tsunami in order. At the end they have a tsunami researcher. The researcher talks about the aftermath or the tsunami and they talk about a bunch of different facts. He uses facts like, "The 2004 quake ruptured a 900-mile stretch along the Indian and Australian plates 31 miles below the ocean floor." After that, he talks about his trip on the boat. The researcher says "We took a boat all the way from the middle of the island up to Banda Aceh, the hardest hit area, and for hundreds of kilometers it was as if somebody had taken an eraser and erased everything underneath the 20-meter line,” says Titov. “The sheer scale of the destruction was just mind-boggling.” 
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