Flooding occurred at the coastlines of the islands and low-lying areas inland, which are connected to open sea through creeks. Read the following sections to gain more information about the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Foreshock[ edit ] The Sumatra earthquake is believed to have been a foreshockpreceding the main event by over two years.
However, tsunamis can strike thousands of kilometres away where the earthquake is felt only weakly or not at all.
Such was the intensity of this catastrophe that only a few managed to survive the aftermath. Harrowing stories from the disaster zone are beginning to emerge. The TEC said "40, to 45, more women than men were killed in the tsunami".
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The rupture proceeded at about 2. The Andaman and Nicobar Islands appear to have shifted south-west by around 1.
Other countries hit by the tsunami include Malaysia, Thailand, the Maldives, the Seychelles and the Indian-owned Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Tourists from all over the world are thought to be among the dead. He was rescued by a fisherman who thought his cries for help had come from a ghost.
Other countries hit by the tsunami include Malaysia, Thailand, the Maldives, the Seychelles and the Indian-owned Andaman and Nicobar islands. Giving nets that were not appropriate for our waters. September Learn how and when to remove this template message Fishing boat stranded in Batticaloa The tsunami first arrived on the eastern coast and subsequently refracted around the southern point of Sri Lanka Dondra Head.
At Ulee Lheue in Banda Aceha survivor described three waves, with the first wave rising only to the foundation of the buildings.
A week after the earthquake, its reverberations could still be measured, providing valuable scientific data about the Earth's interior. Meanwhile TEC says more than 90 per cent of those interviewed in Indonesia said they had been rescued by private individuals.
Even the Marriott resort and spa, where died, has reopened for business. Anatomy of a tsunami Reuters Within 15 minutes of the earthquake, waves began striking the coasts of northern Sumatra and the Nicobar islands.
We will never be able to forget the disaster of 26th December, The largest run-up measured was at The level of destruction was more extreme on the northwestern flank of the city in the areas immediately inland of the aquaculture ponds.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. 26th December, This day shook the world, as the waters of the Indian Ocean wrecked havoc on the Asian subcontinent. We are referring to the Indian Ocean Tsunami that occurred inwhich permanently changed the fate of millions on the planet.
Acehnese women cry as they pray at mass grave to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Boxing Day tsunami on December 26, in Banda Aceh, Indonesia.
Survivors of Asia's tsunami. In Lhoknga, a town in Aceh Besar Regency, Aceh Special Region, on the western side of the island of Sumatra, 13 km ( miles) southwest of Banda Aceh was flattened and destroyed by the Boxing Day tsunami, where its population dwindled from 7, to Tsunami. The Boxing Day tsunami in is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history, killing more thanpeople (ABC, ).
Figure 1. Deaths and damage caused by the Boxing Day Tsunami on December 26, Dec 19, · Boxing Day tsunami facts On the tenth anniversary of the disaster, Raziye Akkoc sifts through the numbers to explain the impact of the disaster and how the world responded.Download