The annual memorial came after the long-buried remains of dozens of Boxing Day tsunami victims were found last week in Aceh province, which was devastated by the 9. Nearlypeople died in disaster-prone Indonesia when the quake struck Aceh, a predominantly Muslim province in the northern tip of Sumatra island, sparking massive waves that also slammed into coastal areas as far away as Somalia. The disaster killed about 50, people in other countries around the Indian Ocean, bringing total deaths to about ,
The tsunami that affected the coasts of the Indian ocean on December 26, claimed close to lives, mainly on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which suffered overwhelming devastation. This article asks whether a tsunami warning system is needed in the Indian Ocean, where the probability of experiencing a similar catastrophe is very small. In addition, other alternatives, including land use planning and education focused on tsunami risk management, are presented.
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By Tom PhillipsShanghai. Mourners across southeast Asia laid wreaths and attended tearful memorial services on Friday to mark the year anniversary of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami that claimed aroundlives. The ferocious and sudden tectonic upheaval sent walls of water speeding towards coastal areas in 14 countries, claiming lives as far away as Kenya and South Africa.
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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.
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.
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 wasthe day after Christmasand thousands of European and American tourists had flocked to the beaches of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to escape the winter chill in a tropical paradise. At AM, a 9. The Boxing Day tsunami would be the deadliest in recorded history, taking a staggeringlives in a matter of hours.
More than 11, people in six countries were killed today when the most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered huge tidal waves that hit coastlines across Asia. The death toll is almost certain to rise further as the full extent of the devastation emerges. Tourists, fishermen, hotels, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water unleashed by the 8.