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 South-East Asia earthquake and tsunami, which struck on 26 Decemberaffected 11 countries, killing more than and displacing an estimated 1. The crisis required governments, civil society, humanitarian actors including non-governmental organizations and donors and the UN to respond on a scale that had never been seen before. WHO was able to respond to this disaster thanks to an extraordinary effort at all levels of the Organization, with regional and headquarters staff joining colleagues in WHO's South-East Asia Region to plan and implement WHO's response.
Scientists are still trying to determine the exact cause. The earthquake that occurred on Friday morning was not a thrust earthquake, the kind that is responsible for most tsunamis, where tectonic plates move vertically up and down and displace water. Instead it was caused by what is known as a strike-slip fault, where tectonic plates move horizontally.
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.
In the early hours of the morning of Sunday 26 December a massive earthquake measuring 9. The quake triggered a powerful tsunami that swept the coasts of neighbouring countries and causing serious damage and loss of life. The death toll exceededpeople, and more than one million persons were displaced as a result of the destruction.
Search and Rescue Officers are seen searching for victims of earthquakes and tsunamis that have been hit by the RoaRoa Hotel building by flashing the gap with portable lighting in Palu, Indonesia on October 1, Without question, the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that afflicted the Indonesian island of Sulawesi last Friday is a monumental tragedy. At the time of writing, people are confirmed dead 1, as of Oct 2with many more trapped among the rubble, missing, or stranded in remote regions that have yet to be properly assessed or even contacted.
It was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9. The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate. Communities along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were seriously affected, and the tsunamis killed an estimatedpeople in 14 countries.
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It wasthe day after Christmasand thousands of European and American tourists had flocked to the beaches of Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia to escape the winter chill in a tropical paradise. At AM, a 9. The Boxing Day tsunami would be the deadliest in recorded history, taking a staggeringlives in a matter of hours.
Scientists expressed surprise at the size of the tsunami that devastated the Indonesian city of Palu on Friday, saying an earthquake like the one that preceded it would not necessarily spawn such destructive waves. Hundreds were killed in Paluwhere buildings collapsed and waves reached as high as 18 feet. The death toll in coastal settlements like Donggala is expected to rise once rescue teams gain access. The 7.