Boxing Day Tsunami

In our Writing skills class, we were asked to create 2 different types of reports on the Tsunami of Indonesia in 2004.


The first report:

Indonesia Devastating Tsunami

Today is the anniversary of the terrible Tsunami of Indonesia. 10 years have already passed since that horrible happening, and we haven’t yet forgotten it. The event was horrible and left people marked forever, stained by this devastating event.this day we commemorate all those who lost their lives to this natural disaster.


The tsunami razed with the city of Indonesia and much of the indian ocean. The tsunami was caused by a 9.0 earthquake, killing more than 250,000 people and affecting 18 countries. The earthquake that caused the tsunami was one of the worst ever recorded. A 1,200km section of the earth’s crust shifted beneath the Indian ocean and the earthquake released stored energy equivalent to over more than 23,000 Hiroshima bombs, and this was shocking to many people. 141,000 houses were destroyed leaving a lot of people homeless and starving.


To help everyone, loads of countries and loads of people had donated money and there were events enhanced to fundraise.


The second report:

Dear bloggers, today is the anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami, of Indonesia. I Today wanted to tell you and make you know that I was part of this horrible event, and I want to share with you my story.


I went to Indonesia with my family 10 years ago, I was six years old, we went there on vacation to spend christmas.This was a day after christmas the 26 of December of 2004. After breakfast we went to the beach to find our boat, so we were above a floating dock waiting for someone who would tell us where are boat was. This person took us to our boat and offshore we went. 5 minutes on the boat, that was when we realized that an enormous wave was up ahead. My father started to go as fast as he could towards the wave for us to be able to  pass it over. And we did, we passed through it.


We all relaxed, i had never felt so much adrenaline go through like that all over my body, fear dominated me. And then i started feeling it again, when we saw the second wave, again speeding towards the wave. We were lucky that day, many people died, we didn’t.