The boxing day indian ocean earthquake and tsunami in 2004 was the deadliest in recent history, killing at least 220,000 the earthquake and tsunami struck on 26 december 2004, hitting indonesia. A 90 magnitude earthquake occured on the seafloor near aceh in northern indonesia, india ocean, generating a huge tsunami wave on 26 december 2004 millions of gallons of water were forced up by the earthquake, creating a massive wave, which then traveled for thousands of kilometers. Huge earthquake wreaks havoc the weekend australian, december 26, 2004 massive earthquake batters southeast asia associated press report on fox news, december 26, 2004.
Although a massive tsunami such as the 2004 tsunami is rare, the sumatra region is often startled by offshore earthquakes that can potentially trigger a tsunami with the 2004 tsunami still fresh in mind, the level of fear is high. The tsunami that occurred on december 26, 2004 has devastated many coastal villages in kanyakumari district the villages collachel, kottilpadu, manakudy, alikal, pillaithope, muttom and kanyakumari are the most affected villages in this district. In the early morning hours of december 26, 2004, a magnitude 91 quake off the coast of indonesia's aceh province triggered one of the worst natural disasters on record, killing more than 220,000. Indian ocean tsunami of 2004 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 were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the indian ocean.
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. Asia has had: (m15 or greater) 7 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 40 earthquakes in the past 7 days 197 earthquakes in the past 30 days 1,711 earthquakes in the past 365 days. 12/26 with a force equivalent to that of 1,000 atomic bombs, a massive great quake of 92 hit off the west coast of sumatra on 12/26, triggering deadly tsunamis throughout southeast asian countries. Jakarta, indonesia - ten years ago, on december 26, 2004 - a sunday - a massive earthquake struck off indonesia, unleashing a devastating tsunami which left more than 220,000 dead across the. The west's written history and legends clearly illustrate the consequences of tremendous tsunamis in the mediterranean a great wave destroyed minoan culture on the greek island of crete in 1600 bc.
The 2004 tsunami, referred to as the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, the 2004 indonesian tsunami or the 2004 boxing day tsunami, was one of the worst natural disasters in recorded history it was triggered by an undersea earthquake with an estimated magnitude of between 91 to 93, making it the third most powerful quake ever recorded. In the early morning of december 26, 2004, an earthquake struck on the pacific sea floor, 150 miles off the west coast of the indonesian island sumatra the 90 magnitude earthquake quickly gave rise to a tsunami that within hours of the initial earthquake, hit the shorelines of indonesia, sri lanka, india, thailand, and the maldives. December 26, 2004, 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 thailand , sri lanka , and indonesia , reveling in the warm tropical sun and. This eyewitness assessment of damage from the earthquake and tsunami yields lessons for engineers on december 26, 2004, at 07:58:50 local time, a powerful earthquake, moment magnitude (mw) 92, occurred in the indian ocean.
As dawn broke monday across the bay of bengal, countries struck by tsunamis in the wake of the most powerful earthquake the planet has seen in 40 years focused on relief and rescue efforts, and. On the day after christmas in 2004, a massive undersea earthquake occurs just off the coast of indonesia at a few minutes before 8 am local time with a magnitude of 93, the quake was the most. That tsunami and earthquake in bangladesh, on december 26, 2004, took almost 230000 lives of people and hampered thousand crores loss of the country economy it did not hit only bangladesh almost every country in south and southeast asia was affected by the tsunami. A year after the tsunami of 26 december 2004 tsunami recovery impact assessment and monitoring system (triams) an initiative to assist governments, aid agencies and affected populations in assessing and monitoring the rate and direction of tsunami recovery in indonesia, the maldives, sri lanka and thailand over a period of five years. For all the huge advances in the control of our lives through science and technology, an earthquake on this scale is truly humbling as well as profoundly tragic for everyone involved, straw said.
The sumatra earthquake struck south asia on 26 december 2004 and triggered monstrous waves that turned into a tsunami hitting the ocean regions and caused the most severe natural disaster of recent decades. Asia has had: (m15 or greater) 4 earthquakes in the past 24 hours 43 earthquakes in the past 7 days 192 earthquakes in the past 30 days 1,719 earthquakes in the past 365 days. On december 26, 2004, a massive earthquake occurred under the indian ocean just off the coast of indonesia the 90 magnitude quake created a series of tsunamis that caused great destruction and loss of life throughout the indian ocean basin, within several hours of the initial event.
Tohoku earthquake and tsunami - the 2011 earthquake of tohoku was the most powerful earthquake to have ever hit japan, and the fifth most powerful earthquake in recorded history it registered a 90 in magnitude and was preceded by large fore-shocks and hundreds of aftershocks. The sumatra-andaman earthquake of dec 26, 2004, was one of the worst natural disasters in history, largely because of the devastating tsunami that followed now, scientists have discovered that. The following is a list of earthquakes in south asia map showing south asia date december 26, 2004 00:58:53 utc, 07:58:53 local time december 26.
The 2004 indian ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 utc (07:58:53 local time) on december 26, 2004 the earthquake generated tsunamis that were among the deadliest disasters in modern history. Fritidsresor under pressure savannah m russell clemson university abstract on december 26, 2004, southeast asia suffered from a tsunami that took a major toll on the management team of a swedish tour company. Narrator: the tsunami of december 26, 2004, took the lives of at least 250,000 people across more than a dozen countries it has also energized science to seek a better understanding of these.