2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami: lessons learned in 2004, the indian ocean earthquake and tsunami challenged humanitarian assistance to an unprecedented degree. The indian ocean earthquake and tsunami is a known natural disaster, yet the economical aspect of its major destruction in indonesia is not widely known the previous numbers are broad economical aspects of natural disasters. On dec 26, 2004, a magnitude-90 undersea earthquake occurred near the west coast of the indonesian island of sumatra, causing a series of tsunamis that devastated the coastline of 13 countries near the indian ocean. On this day in 2004, an earthquake under the indian ocean caused a massive tsunami to strike southern asia, eventually claiming the lives of over 230,000 people. Table of contents1 tsunami11 what causes tsunami12 mechanism in earthquake induced tsunami's13 propagation of tsunami waves14 properties of tsunami waves15 waves151 characteristics of waves16 normal waves vs tsunami waves17 tsunami waves are post 2004 indian ocean tsunami. Indian ocean tsunami, 2004 cancel the indian ocean tsunami of 2004 (great historic disasters) apr 1, 2008 by william w lace the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami: the story of the deadliest natural disaster of the 21st century nov 12, 2014 by charles river editors.
Sumatra, indonesia earthquake and tsunami, 26 december 2004 on 26 december 2004 the tsunami generated by the earthquake was recorded nearly world-wide and killed more people than any other tsunami in recorded history indian ocean, global dmsp satellite images. Welcome to indian ocean tsunami information center (iotic. Tm managing tsunami risk in the aftermath of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake & tsunami we gratefully acknowledge the following individuals, organizations, and sources for their contributions: the earthquake engineering field investigation team (eefit), led by antonios pomonis of risk. Noaa and the indian ocean tsunami dec 29, 2004 noaa scientists at the pacific tsunami warning center in hawaii went to work within minutes of getting a seismic signal that an earthquake occurred off the west coast of northern sumatra, indonesia. 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 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. December 26, 2004 what began as an undersea earthquake in the indian ocean ended as the most deadly tsunami in recorded history, with nearly 240,000 lives lost this was a devastating wake-up call to coastal communities and tsunami research prior to this event, only six of noaa's deep-ocean. Sea surges triggered by an earthquake under the indian ocean kill over 10,000 people in southern asia, with many more feared dead. The great earthquake and tsunami of 26 december 2004 in southeast asia and the indian ocean. 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.
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. 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. Vulnerability assessment, mitigation, and preparedness for the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami print working copy the 2004 indian ocean earthquake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. Ten years after the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, imagery shows how affected towns and villages have been rebuilding their shattered communities.
Aceh tsunami museum, located in banda aceh, indonesia, was designed as a symbolic reminder of the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster, as well as an educational center and an emergency disaster shelter in case the area is ever hit by a tsunami again. Find out about 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami on the wikipedia for schools from sos children.