Tsunami Aceh Repeated 600 years Tsunami in Indonesia

Tsunami in Indonesia especially in Aceh, had occurred in 2004. The tsunami has resulted extremely terrible destruction in coastal areas Aceh. The number victims of the tsunami Aceh was recorded more than 200,000 human lives. The bodies were lying in various area creating tense atmosphere and horrible. The stench human bodies and animals in every corner of town.

Tsunami in Aceh Indonesia
Tsunami in Aceh Indonesia
Two recent studies published the latest edition of the journal Nature reveals the fact that the tsunami in indonesia that hit Aceh in 2004 is the biggest event in 600 years. Tsunami as strong as it may be having looping back 600 years later.
Tsunami can be generated when the sea floor abruptly deforms and vertically displaces the overlying water. Tectonic earthquakes are a particular kind of earthquake that are associated with the Earth's crustal deformation; when these earthquakes occur beneath the sea, the water above the deformed area is displaced from its equilibrium position.(wiki)
This can be seen from the pattern of soil layers were measured at two different locations that do two different research teams. The team, led Kruawun Jankew of Thailand's Chulalongkorn University to take a sample of 150 points on the west coast of Thailand. While Katrin Monecke leadership team from the University of Pittsburgh, USA take a sample of 100 points in Aceh Indoesia within two years, 2006 and 2007.

Tsunami Aceh after and before
Tsunami Aceh after and before
At both locations the researchers found layers of sand below the soil surface which is evidence of tsunami events in the last 2500 years. Sand layer is formed from material that the wave swept ashore. With radiocarbon dating techniques, the time of tsunami can be predicted.
Radiocarbon dating is a radiometric dating method that uses (14C) to determine the age of carbonaceous materials up to about 60,000 years old. The technique was developed by Willard Libby and his colleagues in 1949 during his tenure as a professor at the University of Chicago. Libby estimated that the radioactivity of exchangeable carbon-14 would be about 14 disintegrations per minute (dpm) per gram of pure carbon, and this is still used as the activity of the modern radiocarbon standard.In 1960, Libby was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for this work.(Carbon-14)
From the measurement results, they found that the equivalent strength tsunami in indonesia events of 2004 never happened 600-700 years ago. One of them also uncover evidence that a similar tsunami had occurred between the years 780-990.

The conclusion is the tsunami in Indonesia or anywhere can come anytime, whether 600 years 100 years and even a year we should always be alert. Do not let happen again because of the tsunami victims. And tsunami Aceh do not happened in other places. I hope too.
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About Indonesia History, Government, and Tourism


Indonesia is one country in the continent of Asia. More details can be read at the post where is Indonesia. After knowing where is Indonesia so important to know about indonesia. When we appear in the mind an idea ​​about indinesia then it is better to know the outline of the Indonesian state, because you will not be disappointed to know the potential of Indonesia.

In the post about Indonesia this time will be discussed on several aspects. Aspects covered are aspects of history, aspects of government, and aspects of tourism. In some aspects that have been mentioned of course there will be positive side and negative side. So everything in this world nothing is perfect.

1. History of Indonesia

proclamation Indonesia
The proclamation of Indonesia
The history of Indonesia's independence is very long. Many of the problems that arise to obtain absolute independence. In order to get independence, the people of Indonesia must go through direct war against the Netherlands and Japanese. Because the two countries who ever colonized the land of Indonesia. Netherlands nearly 350 years colonized and Japan about 3 years. Indonesian independence on 17 August 1945.

SoekarnoMohammad Hatta
Soekarno (left) and Mohammad Hatta (right)
There are two important figures who have great influence in the independence, they are Soekarno and Mohammad Hatta. And then these figures becomes the leader of Indonesia that has been an independent country. Sukarno became the first Indonesian president and Mohammad Hatta became the first vice president.

2. Government Indonesia

Istana Merdeka
Istana Merdeka
The Indonesian government uses principles of democracy as the main shaft of governmental activities. The five main components government is DPR (People's Consultative Council), MPR (People's Consultative Assembly), MA (Supreme Court)BPK (State Audit Board) and President. The presidential election Indonesian conducted by the mechanism of direct elections. Which means the people will vote directly for who would later become president. This also applies in the selection deputies / DPR.

Parliament buildings (DPR RI)
Parliament buildings (DPR RI)
3. Indonesia Tourism

Discussing about indonesia? Then the interest is tourism in Indonesia. Indonesia have extraordinary nature and culture potential. Bali is one of the tourist places in Indonesia has been famous in the world. But the potential of tourism other regions is also very much. There are still many tourist attractions in maluku, Sulawesi, Irian Jaya, Sumatra, Sumbawa, Java, etc. are not yet totally unexplored with maximum capability from Indonesian government.
bali tourism
Bali Tourism
Komodo Island
Komodo Island
Raja Ampat
Raja Ampat
Grebeg Syawal in Keraton (palace) Yogyakarta
Maybe from "about indonesia" can be concluded to be several subject matter. The first is Indonesia gained independence from the Indonesian people hard work instead of providing colonialists. Indonesia is one of the largest democracy in the world. And the last one, Indonesia have great potential of tourism but has not been much explored by the Indonesian government.
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Where is Indonesia ?

Before talking about where is indonesia, we recommend to learn short history independence of Indonesia country. Indonesia gained independence after fighting hard against colonial. Colonists mentioned is Netherlands and Japan. Independence gained by fighting not as a gift from invaders. On August 17, 1945 Indonesia declared independence, in the name of all people of Indonesia. After learning a little history of Indonesia, we now move on to subject matter where is indonesia.
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