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Tsunamis & Coral Reefs



Tsunamis & Coral Reefs
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 5 to 6
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   5.04

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    region, frail, earthquake, seawater, among, since, quake, spread, several, center, died, coast, stirred, large, tsunami, year
     content words:    Indian Ocean


Tsunamis & Coral Reefs
By Vickie Chao
  

1     On December 26, 2004, there was a big earthquake off the coast of Sumatra. Sumatra is a large island in the Indian Ocean. It belongs to Indonesia. The quake shook the ocean floor forcefully. It caused waves. These waves, called tsunamis, spread out from the center of the quake in all directions. As they came ashore, they grew higher rapidly. They looked like giant walls of water! Once these giant "water walls" hit the land, they ruined everything they touched.
 
2     On land, many people died, and more lost their homes.
 
3     Underwater, coral reefs were gone, too. Coral reefs are homes to many marine animals. They are frail, and they break easily. They only grow in clean, warm, shallow waters with lots of sunlight.

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