A comprehensive information portal on the tsunami 2004 also known as indian ocean tsunami, boxing day tsunami, asian tsunami. At 0058 gmt on 26 december 2004, a massive earthquake of magnitude 90 struck the coastal area off northern sumatra in indonesia a number of after shocks also occurred, some of magnitude 71 these earthquakes triggered tsunamis that affected indonesia and neighbouring countries in asia (including india, malaysia. A massive underwater earthquake could rock the indian ocean and cause a devastating tsunami that could wipe out several asian countries, according to a man who predicted the disaster using his “sixth sense. The devastating 2004 indian ocean tsunami caught millions of coastal residents and the scientific community off-guard subsequent research in the indian ocean basin has identified prehistoric tsunamis, but the timing and recurrence intervals of such events are uncertain here we present an extraordinary.
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 today, many of the communities have recovered,. Welcome to indian ocean tsunami information center (iotic. 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 the epicenter of the 90 magnitude quake was located in the indian ocean near the west coast of sumatra the violent movement of the earth's tectonic plates. The 2004 tsunami in southeast asia produced waves all around the indian ocean, killing hundreds of thousands of people learn more.
The most deadly tsunamis in recorded history have been produced by subduction zones around the rim of the indian ocean. The 2004 asian tsunami was the greatest natural disaster in recent times almost 230 000 people died in response, governments in asia and the broader international community announced large aid programs the resulting assistance effort was one of the largest humanitarian programs ever organized in the developing.
The 2004 asian tsunami is the deadliest tsunami on record, causing 230000 deaths and $15 billion in damages it pounded indian ocean coastlines with waves up to 100 feet high, catching victims and the world's leading scientists by storm meet the lucky survivors and see how experts plan for the disasters to come. A man who claims to have extrasensory perception (esp) allegedly sent a letter predicting a devastating tsunami by the end of 2017 to indian prime minister narendra modi in his letter, which went viral in september 2017, babu kalayil claims to have predicted that an earthquake will strike somewhere in the indian ocean,.
Read cnn's tsunami of 2004 fast facts and learn more about the 2004 indian ocean tsunami that followed the world's third-largest earthquake on record. 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 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. The earthquake that generated the great indian ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23000 hiroshima-type atomic bombs find out what happened and how it was unleashed on millions of unsuspecting people.
The 2004 indian ocean earthquake was an undersea mega-thrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 utc on december 26, 2004, with an epicenter off the west coast of sumatra, indonesia the quake itself is known by the scientific community as the sumatra-andaman earthquake the resulting tsunami is given various. When the indian ocean tsunami struck, 10 years ago today, it was one of the biggest natural disasters in recorded history. During the past 10 years following the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, invaluable lessons have been learned and great changes have been observed immediately after the disaster, the second world conference on disaster reduction was held in kobe, japan, and formulated the hyogo framework for action (hfa.
The 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 utc on 26 december with an epicentre off the west coast of sumatra, indonesia the event is known by th. Fao's sylvie wabbes candotti has a look back on reacting to such a disaster and the lessons learnt ten years after the indian ocean tsunami. The boxing day tsunami in 2004 is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history , killing more than 230000 people across 14 countries.
On the tenth anniversary of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 230000 people we look at pictures of the aftermath and the same locations a decade later. At 0:59 gmt on 26 december 2004, the india tectonic plate slid underneath its neighbour, raising it by about 10 metres the earthquake caused a powerful tsunami that devastated coastlines around the indian ocean entire towns were wiped from the map, almost 300,000 people were killed, and millions have been left in. Curr biol 2005 nov 815(21):1926-30 acehnese reefs in the wake of the asian tsunami baird ah(1), campbell sj, anggoro aw, ardiwijaya rl, fadli n, herdiana y, kartawijaya t, mahyiddin d, mukminin a, pardede st, pratchett ms, rudi e, siregar am author information: (1)centre for coral reef biodiversity, school of.