The boxing day tsunami was the most devastating natural disaster in recorded history - almost 230,000 people were killed and as the catastrophe unfolded, remarkable amateur video footage emerged. The impossible (2012) the 2004 tsunami was one of the deadliest natural disasters on record because it occurred in the christmas season and hit many resort area beaches its death toll of almost 250,000 was indiscriminate, taking not only south asians but many visiting vacationers. Erlinawati was heavily pregnant on the day the earthquake struck on boxing day 10 years ago on that sunday, december 26, 2004, around 7:30am there was an earthquake, a big one, ms erlina said. Boxing day 2005 marked the first anniversary of the tsunami that devastated communities in indonesia, thailand, sri lanka, india and as far away as the east coast of africa, leaving an estimated 230,000 people dead and 17 million displaced.
The tsunami left a horrific human tragedy in its wake but also some lessons among them is the tremendous importance of mangroves, which are one of the world's most threatened tropical ecosystems. The 2004 tsunami devastated thousands of communities in countries bordering the indian ocean both urban and rural areas were destroyed along thousands of miles of coastline but, in the tsunami. 2004 boxing day tsunami on december 26, 2004, an undersea earthquake in the indian ocean with a magnitude of approximately 90 – the third largest ever recorded – triggered a deadly and catastrophic tsunami, now known as the 2004 boxing day tsunami. Need for a tsunami warning system in the indian ocean the tragic events of boxing day 2004 make starkly evident the importance of establishing a tsunami warning system for the indian ocean.
2004 boxing day tsunami facts on the tenth anniversary of the disaster, raziye akkoc sifts through the numbers to explain the impact of the disaster and how the world responded. Boxing day tsunami 2004 - complete series 1/1 phuket created to the 12 anniversary of the devastating tsunami in asia do not forget to visit and subscribe our second channel about top things. Boxing day tsunami: tim costello's story world vision australia ceo tim costello remembers the eerie silence when visiting communities devastated by the boxing day tsunami watch the full video series ' ten years after the boxing day tsunami ', with reflections from current and former world vision staff here. The boxing day tsunami was the worst ever recorded in terms of lives lost to avoid another tragedy like this, it is important for us to understand how tsunamis occur and how the effects impact us the united states geological survey (usgs) presents information on aspects of this type of disaster.
The boxing day tsunami in 2004 is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history, killing more than 230,000 people across 14 countries it began at 7:59am local time on december 26, 2004, when a. An international tsunami survey team (itst) studying the effects of the december 26 tsunami on indonesia's island of sumatra documented wave heights of 20 to 30 m (65 to 100 ft) at the island's northwest end and found evidence suggesting that wave heights may have ranged from 15 to 30 m (50 to 100 ft) along a 100-km (60-mi) stretch of the northwest coast. Indonesia earthquake/tsunami, another victim tries to cling onto a tree for dear life find this pin and more on boxing day tsunami by claire peak natural disasters occur due to earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, landslides and volcanic eruption.
Boxing day tsunami: indonesia was hit hard by the tsunami (pic: reuters) in addition, 35,000 people were killed in sri lanka, 18,000 in india, 8,000 in thailand and hundreds in africa it was the third largest earthquake ever to be recorded in sumatra – and the force is said to be 1,500 times greater than the hiroshima bomb. - jakarta, indonesia - indonesian red cross members carry posters reading 'be a volunteer' during a march marking the anniversary of the boxing day tsunami four years ago and red cross solidarity in jakarta, indonesia. On the tenth anniversary of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people we look at pictures of the aftermath and the same locations a decade later.
However, by the time the documentary was broadcast in april 2005, following the boxing day tsunami of 2004, the world was all too aware of what a tsunami is and the devastation one can cause. The indian ocean tsunami generated by the most powerful earthquake in decades on december 26 is believed to have killed more than 150,000 people and made millions homeless, making it perhaps the. Tsunami is hosted and maintained at the university of washington by the department of earth and space sciences this website is dedicated to providing general information about tsunamis and tsunami science as well as what to do in case of a tsunami posted on march 16,. In lhoknga, a town in aceh besar regency, aceh special region, on the western side of the island of sumatra, 13 km (808 miles) southwest of banda aceh was flattened and destroyed by the 2004 boxing day tsunami, where its population dwindled from 7,500 to 400 tsunami waves were almost 30 m (984 ft) high.
On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 91 earthquake struck beneath the indian ocean near indonesia, generating a massive tsunami that claimed more than 230,000 lives in fourteen different. It has been 10 years since the indian ocean tsunami and earthquake devastated parts of indonesia sri lanka, india and thailand the disaster was the world's deadliest tsunami, with over 230,000.
Ten years ago the indian ocean tsunami struck on boxing day a series of huge waves triggered by an earthquake killed more than 230,000 people in 14 countries edie fassnidge lost both her mother. A decade has passed since a massive earthquake in sumatra caused a tsunami that led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people as the anniversary approaches, seismologists are reflecting on. Working copy the 2004 indian ocean earthquake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history the 91 magnitude earthquake was an undersea megathrust with an epicenter in sumatra, indonesia along the sunda trench.