Class 8 Passage-43 TSUNAMI (200 Words Subjective Unsolved)

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TSUNAMI

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow:

On Dec. 26, 2004 nature shocked us. It was a black day for the world. Nature blinded us by unleashing the demon named as Tsunami, which came to life through a gigantic earthquake in the Indian Ocean. It affected countries from Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Malaysia to India, Bangladesh, Maldives and even France, Kenya and Somalia. The worst in four decades, It battered an endless coastline of south and south-east Asia, with the toll nearing some 2, 00,000 of which some 11,500 deaths are in India alone. The word ‘Tsunami’ comes from the Japanese words ‘Tsui (harbour) and `Namr (wave). About 80% of all tsunamis occurred; n the Pacific Ocean and Japan has suffered many times. Tsunamis could be better described as a wave train, or series of waves caused in a sea or ocean by submarine earthquakes. These killer waves of nature which occurred on the fateful Sunday could be generated when the water was disturbed by the uplift or subsidence of the seafloor. Cape Lopata in Siberia witnessed the highest tsunami ever recorded, in 1737. The wave rose 210 ft. above sea level. Another demoniac tsunami wave more than seven stories tall, engulfed whole villages along Sanriku, Japan in 1896 drowning almost 26,000 people. We can only pray to Mother Nature not to show this cruelty to us.

(a) Why is Dec. 26, 2004 a black day for the world?                                                                                  

 (b) What does Tsunami mean?                                                                                                       

(c) What happened in 1737?                                                                                                            

 (d) Can anything be done about Tsunami?                                                                                 

 (e) Find words from the passage which means same as — immense, devilish                      

 

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