A massive earthquake under the Indian Ocean triggered a tsunami which killed almost a quarter of a million people across 13 countries. On this day inan earthquake under the Indian Ocean caused a massive tsunami to strike southern Asia, eventually claiming the lives of overpeople. The earthquake, measuring at least 9.
December 26,seemed like an ordinary Sunday. Fishermen, shopkeepers, Buddhist nuns, medical doctors, and mullahs - all around the Indian Ocean basin, people went about their morning routines. Western tourists on their Christmas holiday flocked to the beaches of ThailandSri Lankaand Indonesiareveling in the warm tropical sun and the blue waters of the sea.
A powerful earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on this day in sets off a tsunami that wreaks death and devastation across the Indian Ocean coastline. The quake was the second strongest ever recorded and the estimateddead made this disaster one of the 10 worst of all time. It was a.
All rights reserved. The tsunami that struck Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on December 26,washed a 2,ton ship about five miles eight kilometers inland into the city. The site is now a park and a memorial.
On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 9. Today, many of the communities have recovered, though painful memories and some ruined structures remain in place. Across Asia today, memorials were held in remembrance of the thousands of victims.
By Raziye Akkoc. It has been ten years since the disaster in south east Asia which affected 5m people and hit 14 countries. On December 26, a 9.
On December 26,an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of 9. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
It was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9. The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate. Communities along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were seriously affected, and the tsunamis killed an estimatedpeople in 14 countries.
It created a tsunami that expanded over the Indian Ocean and affected the coastal areas of many countries in Asia and Africa. Estimates of the economic and social impact of the disaster were undertaken under the leadership of the World Bank in Indonesia 1Sri Lanka 2Maldive Islands 3and India 4. In Thailand, however, only individual sector assessments as well as preliminary global assessments of the macroeconomic impact were carried out by different government institutions, in some cases with assistance from international organizations 5.
Indian Ocean tsunami oftsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of South and Southeast Asia in December The tsunami and its aftermath were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the Indian Ocean. On December 26,at am local time, an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9. Over the next seven hours, a tsunami —a series of immense ocean waves—triggered by the quake reached out across the Indian Oceandevastating coastal areas as far away as East Africa.