What plants were affected by the 2004 tsunami?

What plants were affected by the 2004 tsunami?

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Land-cover type Area covered (%) Estimated planting density (stems ha-1)
Cocoa: plantations of Theobroma cacao 1.99 1,111
Coconut: plantations of Cocos nucifera 20.46 156
Oil palm: plantations of Elaeis guineensis 4.45 156
Agroforest: combinations of different plant species† 6.34 625

What caused the tsunami of 2004?

A powerful undersea earthquake that struck off the coast of Sumatra island, Indonesia, set off the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, also known as the Christmas or Boxing Day tsunami, on Sunday morning, Dec. 26, 2004.

How did the 2004 tsunami affect plants?

The tsunami littered the paddy fields with debris and sediments, destroyed irrigation infrastructure and washed the soil of organic matter. Flooding also resulted in an increase in soil salinity.

What 4 things can cause a tsunami?

Tsunami are waves caused by sudden movement of the ocean surface due to earthquakes, landslides on the sea floor, land slumping into the ocean, large volcanic eruptions or meteorite impact in the ocean.

How do mangrove trees prevent tsunamis?

As widely reported, extensive areas of mangroves can reduce the loss of life and damage caused by tsunamis by taking the first brunt of the impact and by dissipating the energy of the wave as it passes through the mangrove area.

Can a tsunami be predicted?

Like the earthquakes that generate most tsunamis, scientists cannot predict when and where the next tsunami will strike.

Can trees stop a tsunami?

Claims that coastal tree barriers can halt the might of a tsunami are false and dangerous, a team of international marine scientists said today.

Do trees survive tsunami?

Scientists working along the southeastern coast of India have found that trees appear to protect seaside settlements from the worst effects of a tsunami. The December 2004 tsunami knocked down casuarina trees next to the Indian Ocean but left trees farther inland—and the villages behind them—standing.

Did Maria lose her leg in The Impossible?

She lost part of a leg in the tragedy, but miraculously (spoiler alert), she managed to reunite with the rest of her family by sheer luck. More than 283,000 died. Belon, once a family doctor turned stay-at-home mom, emerged from the ordeal a different person.

What country is most likely to have a tsunami?

Where do tsunamis most often occur in the world? Tsunamis occur most often in the Pacific Ocean and Indonesia because the Pacific Rim bordering the Ocean has a large number of active submarine earthquake zones.