Ten years ago today, the devastating indian ocean tsunami was triggered by a massive 90 magnitude underwater earthquake it was one of. On 26 december 2004, a 93 magnitude earthquake struck in the indian ocean triggering a massive tsunami – one of the most devastating natural disasters on. The 90 magnitude quake created a series of tsunamis that caused great destruction and loss of life throughout the indian ocean basin, within.
Authored by elizabeth frankenberg, duncan thomas, and jed friedman ten years after the devastating 2004 indian ocean tsunami, aceh. On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 91 earthquake struck beneath the indian ocean near indonesia, generating a massive tsunami that. As the horrifying toll of death and destruction continues to mount in southern asia , it becomes ever more obvious that lives could have been. Twenty-four countries are participating in an exercise to evaluate the indian ocean tsunami warning system, set up after the devastating 2004.
Find indian ocean tsunami latest news, videos & pictures on indian ocean tsunami and see latest updates, news, information from ndtvcom explore more. Abstract the 26 december 2004 indian ocean tsunami had major effects on coastal communities and ecosystems an assessment of coastlines after the. On the day after christmas 2004, a horrifying tsunami swept across the indian ocean it claimed an estimated 230000 lives with no warning. By patrick l barry when jpl research scientist michael garay first heard the news that a tsunami had struck southern asia, he felt the same shock and sadness. On this day in 2004, an earthquake under the indian ocean caused a massive tsunami to strike southern asia, eventually claiming the lives of.
On december 26, 2004, a 91 magnitude earthquake off the northern coast of sumatra triggered a devastating tsunami that swept across the indian ocean,. Welcome to indian ocean tsunami information center (iotic. Services were held across asia on friday to mark the 10th anniversary of the indian ocean tsunami that left more than a quarter million people.
Some 226,408 people died in the tsunami that hit countries across south asia on 26 december 2004 as well as providing assistance to the. On 26 december 2004, a massive underwater earthquake, measuring 90 on the richter scale, struck off the western coast of sumatra, indonesia, triggering. The world looks back one of the deadliest natural disasters of the century – the 2004 asian tsunami the deadly tsunami killed about 220000. Indian ocean tsunami of 2004, tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of south and southeast asia in december 2004 the tsunami and its aftermath.
Ten years on from the asian tsunami of 2004, stronger and more resilient communities are enjoying the fruits of a reconstruction effort that also. The singapore civil defence force (scdf) was called into action to respond to the devastating asian tsunami disaster which struck 12 asian.
Earthquake and tsunami statisticstime of main tremor: 0758 local time on 26 december 2004, (0058 gmt)magnitude: magnitude 9. The indian ocean tsunami warning system, established following the 2004 earthquake, has improved the ability of indian ocean countries to. Managing risk 10 years after the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami leave a reply on sunday, december 26, 2004 at. The most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered massive tidal waves that hit coastlines across asia today, killing more than 11000 people.