The 2004 indian ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the sumatra-andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 utc (07:58:53 local time) on december 26, 2004 the earthquake triggered a. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami (also called the boxing day tsunami) was a devastating catastrophe that caused extensive loss of life and damage the. Managing tsunami risk in the aftermath of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake & tsunami we gratefully acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, and. A powerful earthquake off the coast of sumatra, indonesia, on this day in 2004 sets off a tsunami that wreaks death and devastation across the indian ocean coastline the quake was the second strongest ever recorded and the estimated 230,000 dead made this disaster one of the 10 worst of all time. On dec 26, 2004, a magnitude-92 earthquake ruptured the seafloor off indonesia, sending the most destructive tsunami in recorded history across the indian ocean a wall of water and debris slammed the shores of south asia some witnesses described it as sounding like a freight train tourists and locals alike scrambled to safety inland. The indian ocean earthquake and tsunami, 10 years later scenes from the devastation and recovery in thailand and indonesia dec 12, 2014, 7:47 am on dec 26, 2004.
The 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 utc on 26 december with the epicentre off the west coast of sumatra, indonesia the. The earthquake that generated the great indian ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 hiroshima-type atomic bombs find out what happened and how it was unleashed on millions of unsuspecting people. On 26 december 2004 a tsunami occurred in the indian ocean it was the result of the indio-australian plate subducting below the eurasian plate it was caused by an earthquake measuring more than magnitude 9 the earthquake caused the seafloor to uplift, displacing the seawater above in open ocean. The december 26, 2004 indian ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 hiroshima-type atomic bombs.
This deadliest tsunami 2004 caused by a 90 magnitude earthquake, killing more than 250,000 people in a single day is the most devastating tsunami in modern times, traveled 375 miles (600 km) in a mere 75 min that's 300 miles (480 km) per hour, leaving more than 17 million homeless affecting 18 countries. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami: the story of the deadliest natural disaster of the 21st century [charles river editors] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers includes pictures includes accounts of the tsunami written by survivors includes a bibliography for further reading “whenever an earthquake or tsunami. Three months after the indian ocean earthquake-tsunami report health consequences and who's response general overview in the early hours of the morning of sunday 26 december 2004 a massive earthquake measuring 90 on the richter scale struck the west of northern sumatra.
On december 26th, 2004, a 90-magnitude earthquake and tsunami caused such destruction to countries bordering the indian ocean direct relief, thanks to a generous outpouring of support from donors, has provided almost $60 million in medical humanitarian aid to help people affected by the tsunami. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami: the story of the deadliest natural disaster of the 21st century - kindle edition by charles river editors download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 utc on sunday, 26 december 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of sumatra, indonesiathe quake itself is known by the scientific community as the sumatra–andaman earthquake the resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, south asian tsunami. 4 2004 indian ocean tsunami: 10 years on event recap on december 26, 2004, a megathrust earthquake was registered off the coast of sumatra, indonesia, which.
A timeline of the devastating 2004 indian ocean tsunami, which left more than 220,000 people dead within hours. 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 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 utc on 26 december with the epicentre off the west coast of sumatra, indonesiathe shock had a moment magnitude of 91–93 and a maximum mercalli intensity of ix (violent)the undersea megathrust earthquake was caused when the indian plate was subducted by the burma plate.
Claim: there is verifiable evidence that a large earthquake will strike the indian ocean and cause a deadly tsunami before the end of 2017. It was a quiet sunday — until a 650-mile crust of earth at the bottom of the indian ocean abruptly heaved upward in a deadly spasm. Information relating to the submarine earthquake inbetween aceh, indonesia and sri lanka of the 26th of december, 2004 has been compiled here. Indian ocean tsunami remembered — scientists reflect on the 2004 indian ocean that killed thousands. Shaped like an eyelid in a halo of azure water, the tiny indian ocean island of dhuvaafaru in the maldives is a fresh-minted community that has been transplanted to the raa atoll clinics, schools and roads have all been built from scratch its homes, all newly peopled, are the legacy of tragedy on. Ten years after the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, imagery shows how affected towns and villages have been rebuilding their shattered communities. 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 people killed and half a million injured by the waves that battered the low-lying coast the exact death.
On december 26, 2004 morning walkers and fishermen residing along the eastern coast of india observed a strange phenomenon of the sea receding few hundred metres inside exposing parts of the coastal shelf what they were observing was a precursor to the incoming gigantic tsunami waves generated due. On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 91 earthquake struck beneath the indian ocean near indonesia, generating a massive tsunami that claimed more than 230,000 lives in fourteen different countries, one of the deadliest natural disasters ever recorded. 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami, hanoi, vietnam 1k likes the 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 utc on 26 december with the. The tenth anniversary of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami killing almost 250,000 people will be remembered on december 26 (photo by taylor weidman/getty. Cnn: earthquake triggers deadly indian ocean tsunami 2004 bbc: asian tsunami 2004 disaster the risk of indian ocean earthquakes and tsunamis similar to the 2004. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake, and series of catastrophic tsunamis that followed in its wake, had a lesson to teach the world community needs to put in place early detection systems, possibly sponsored by the united nations, that would undoubtedly save livesalthough this earthquake happened close to large population centers that.