An eyewitness account of sri lanka's remarkable recovery from the boxing day tsunami of 2004 that saw 90-foot walls of water crash into the. Boxing day tsunami map on 26 december 2004, the third most powerful earthquake ever recorded occurred off the coast of sumatra, indonesia, triggering a. The 2004 tsunami left more than 230000 people dead in 14 countries today marks the 10th anniversary of the 2004 boxing day tsunami. The boxing day tsunami in numbers stats and facts scale of the devastation of the boxing-day tsunami 1 275,000 people were killed in fourteen countries. The boxing day tsunami, one of the worst natural disasters in history, was remembered on friday in thailand, sri lanka, indonesia, australia.
Since the boxing day tsunami hit south asia in 2004, the salvation army has been working diligently to support victims both physically and emotionally. Why are we asking this now three years ago today, a massive underwater earthquake off the indonesian island of sumatra triggered a series. 2004 boxing day tsunami facts on the tenth anniversary of the disaster, raziye akkoc sifts through the numbers to explain the impact of the. Much has been learnt from the devastating experience of the 2004 boxing day tsunami, and it's had lasting benefits for disaster management.
After intensive, massive events like the boxing day tsunami, stakeholders are still scrambling to limit the impact of future events of this magnitude your ess. What caused the boxing day tsunami in the indian ocean a magnitude 93 earthquake occurred on the seafloor off the western coast of sumatra it ruptured . I imagine, like me, that you remember the horrific tsunami of 26th december 2004 very clearly i find it hard to believe that ten years have. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 utc on 26 december with the various names, including the 2004 indian ocean tsunami, south asian tsunami, indonesian tsunami, christmas tsunami and the boxing day tsunami. As the world remembers the boxing day tsunami of 2004 on its tenth anniversary, it's worth looking behind the devastation at the earthquake.
The earthquake that generated the great indian ocean tsunami of 2004 is by the end of the day more than 150,000 people were dead or. On this day in 2004, an earthquake under the indian ocean caused a massive tsunami to strike southern asia, eventually claiming the lives of. See the devastation that rampaged through towns and coasts affected by the boxing day tsunami 10 years ago, and how they look now. It's been 10 years since her life-and-death struggle, but tsunami survivor christine lang says it's still as fresh in her memory as the day it. Earthquake and tsunami statisticstime of main tremor: 0758 local time on 26 december 2004, (0058 gmt)magnitude: magnitude 9.
Information on the 2004 boxing day tsunami, and it's devastating effects on phuket, one of the hardest hit places in thailand. Acehnese women cry as they pray at mass grave to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the boxing day tsunami on december 26, 2014 in. Jillian thomas tells the uk's the star how the boxing day tsunami was the best and worst day of her life just over 9 years after the asian tsunami survivors are. Two years after the boxing day tsunami devastated communities across asia are still struggling to recover.
On boxing day 2004 a tsunami hit south-east asia leaving more than 200000 people dead the bbc's dominic hurst speaks to edie. 'the water was swelling like a mountain': canadian family witnessed boxing day tsunami tsunami aftermath in thailand a photo taken by the. In 2004 the boxing day tsunami took hundreds of thousands of lives today, australia spearheads a warning system for the indian ocean. Prime minister john howard overnight pledged $1 billion to help australia's neighbour following the boxing day tsunami that has left up to.