A combination photo shows (top) a view of the damage near baiturrahman mosque december 27, 2004, the day after a tsunami hit the indonesian city of banda aceh, and (bottom) an acehnese man. On boxing day 2004 a tsunami hit south-east asia leaving more than 200,000 people dead the bbc's dominic hurst speaks to edie fassnidge, who survived but lost her mother and sister. The boxing day tsunami claimed the lives of 227,000 people in 2004 find out how you can help world vision support those affected by future disasters search menu close ways to give asia tsunami disaster. Boxing day tsunami facts | deadliest disaster on dec 26, 2004 earthquake occurred under the indian ocean and strikes different countries that were situated on the coastal areas the magnitude of the tsunami was measured at 91 on richter scale.
The 2004 boxing day tsunami was a result of an underwater earthquake off the coast of sumatra, indonesia over 230,000 people died when the massive waves hit the coasts of the countries. The tsunami flooded an area of approximately 561 km 2 admitted that about 300 tons of radioactive water continued to leak from the plant every day into the pacific ocean. This article lists the countries affected by the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami in alphabetical order – for detailed information about each country affected by the earthquake and tsunami, see their individual articlescountries with a smaller number of casualties, as well as those that lost citizens who were travelling abroad, are listed further on in the article.
The resulting tsunami is given various names, including the boxing day tsunami with a magnitude of mw 91-93, it is the third largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph the earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 83 and 10 minutes. The asian tsunami on 26 december 2004 claimed the lives of 149 people who are british citizens or have close links to the uk, say police inquests into the deaths of 91 british victims and two foreign nationals, whose bodies were repatriated to the uk, were held at olympia in london from 5-8 december. Tsunami 'reset the clock' for sri lanka jump to media player scot john purves says he believes the 2004 boxing day tsunami in sri lanka reset the clock for the country 19 dec 14. Boxing day – 26 december – marks ten years since the most devastating tsunami in recent history it was on this day in 2004 that an earthquake under the indian ocean generated a series of tsunamis that is thought to have killed upto 230,000 people.
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The huge impact of the 2004 boxing day tsunami in the indian ocean changed our perception of tsunami forever, gledhill said we all now understand the potential of these extreme natural events. 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. The boxing day tsunami claimed hundreds of thousands of lives on what should have been a day of celebration deemed one of the world's worst natural disasters, the killer waves destroyed all in. Adpc december 26, 2004 indian ocean tsunami, affected 10 countries, more than 220,000 people died and many more missing asia has seen such events before november, 1970 the greatest tropical cyclone this century occurred in bangladesh in november 1970.
Facts about boxing day tsunami 2004 4: the deadliest disaster in the history boxing day tsunami 2004 is considered as one of the deadliest disasters in the history the hardest hit country because of this tsunami was indonesia other included india, sri lanka and thailand. 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. 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.
In 2005, i was invited by the british red cross to visit banda aceh – the capital of the aceh state and one of the areas worst hit by the 2004 boxing day tsunami – to assist with a documentary. Indonesia: tsunami response dec 1 2004 to may 1 2010 when a massive earthquake occurred off the coast of sumatra, indonesia on december 26, 2004, the tsunami that followed wrought destruction on a dozen countries and left thousands dead and millions devastated. Watch the tremendous tsunami of 2004 approach the coast of thailand national geographic tsunami balcony watch the tremendous tsunami of 2004 approach the coast of thailand more x tsunami balcony tsunamis watch the tremendous tsunami of 2004 approach the coast of thailand x tsunami balcony what is day of the dead 02:06 news. The tsunami was called the asian tsunami, or the boxing day tsunami in australia, canada, england, and south africa because it happened on the 26th of december 2004 (boxing day) it spread all over the indian ocean.