On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 9. Today, many of the communities have recovered, though painful memories and some ruined structures remain in place. Across Asia today, memorials were held in remembrance of the thousands of victims.
On 26 Decthe fourth-largest earthquake in a century erupted underwater off the Indonesian province of Aceh, causing a tsunami that accelerate to speeds of more than kilometres per hour and barreled one-fifth of the way around the earth. More thanpeople died in 14 countries in Southeast Asia and South Asia, and as far away as Africa; most were women — in some places three times the number of men — the elderly and children. In all, nearly 2.
On December 26,a massive earthquake occurred under the Indian Ocean just off the coast of Indonesia. The 9. The event it is still impacting the region; programs and studies continue, both to support recovery efforts and to understand the science behind this devastating natural disaster.
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.
The Indian Ocean earthquakeknown by the scientific community as the great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake an undersea earthquakeoccurred at UTC local time December 26,with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Oceankilling large numbers of people and inundating coastal communities across South and Southeast Asiaincluding parts of Indonesia, Sri LankaIndiaand Thailand. The tsunami occurred exactly one year after the earthquake that devastated the southern Iranian city of Bam and exactly two years before the Hengchun earthquake.
Destruction from the tsunami extended hundreds of meters inland and stretched for thousands of kilometers. On Dec. A wall of water and debris slammed the shores of South Asia; some witnesses described it as sounding like a freight train.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The rock band was playing its second song of a set when a wave nearly 10 feet high burst through a backdrop behind the stagecrashed into the drummer, his drum set and the other musicians, and swept the stage into the audience. Many Indonesians were at the beaches on western Java and southern Sumatra celebrating a long Christmas weekend. The band was performing at a gathering for families of employees of Perusahaan Listrik Negara, the state electricity company.
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.
More than 11, people in six countries were killed today when the most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered huge tidal waves that hit coastlines across Asia. The death toll is almost certain to rise further as the full extent of the devastation emerges. Tourists, fishermen, hotels, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water unleashed by the 8.