Why Indonesia’s tsunamis are so deadly


6 & 9

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Earth and Space Sciences – Plate Tectonics; Extreme Earth Events

Additional: Careers, Technology; Engineering

Concepts (South Australia):

Earth and Space Sciences – The Earth’s Surface

Years: 6, 9

Word Count: 955

This article looks at why Tsunamis in Indonesia are so deadly, not just due to the obvious reason of economic status of the country, but its geographical location and the features of the rock formations that are causing the tsunamis. Can be used alongside Earth and Space Sciences curriculum for Years 6 or 9.

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6 & 9