On Sunday, December 26, at approximately 8 a. Rupturing over 1, km of the Sunda Trench, the magnitude of the earthquake has been estimated between M9. Occurring at a fairly shallow depth—less than 30 km—the earthquake generated a basin-wide tsunami that inundated coastlines across the Indian Ocean and caused run-up waves farther afield, impacting the eastern coastline of Africa.
World Vision mounted its largest single relief response across five countries simultaneously — Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Myanmar. World Vision is also funding emergency relief projects in conflict-affected areas of Sri Lanka. The surging waves hit the coastline of 12 countries in South East Asia, claiming the lives ofpeople and causing widespread damage and destruction.
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.
Updated December 24, The Boxing Day tsunami in is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history, killing more thanpeople across 14 countries. It began at am local time on December 26,when a 9. Scientists say the earthquake was the third-biggest ever recorded, lasting up to 10 minutes and causing the Earth to vibrate up to one centimetre.
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Indonesia was the first country to be seriously affected by the earthquake and tsunami created by the Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 Decemberswamping the northern and western coastal areas of Sumatraand the smaller outlying islands off Sumatra. Nearly all the casualties and damage took place within the province of Aceh. The time of arrival of the tsunami was between 15 and 30 minutes after the deadly earthquake.
Unknown to many, the December tsunami had a big and positive impact on the Philippines. In this file photo, Meulaboh city is shown under water 28 Decemberafter a quake and tidal waves hit Aceh province early December It was Sunday morning of December 26 when an underwater earthquake of magnitude 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. A general view of the scene at the Marina beach in Madras, 26 Decemberafter tidal waves hit the region.
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.
In the early hours of the morning of Sunday 26 December a massive earthquake measuring 9. The quake triggered a powerful tsunami that swept the coasts of neighbouring countries and causing serious damage and loss of life. The death toll exceededpeople, and more than one million persons were displaced as a result of the destruction.