Only the Iraq War was named by as many respondents. Village near the coast of Sumatra lies in ruin. Archived from the original on 5 March The tsunami killed at least , people across a dozen countries, with Indonesia , Sri Lanka , India , Maldives , and Thailand sustaining massive damage. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context. Eyewitnesses at Port Blair recall that the water receded before the first wave, and the third wave was the tallest and caused the most damage. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval. Indian Ocean tsunami of Before , the tsunami created in both Indian and Pacific Ocean waters by the eruption of Krakatoa , thought to have resulted in anywhere from 36, to , deaths, had probably been the deadliest in the region.
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Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004
One of the few coastal areas to evacuate ahead of the tsunami was on the Indonesian island of Simeulue , close to the epicentre. The earthquake was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history and the deadliest of the 21st century. Reports vary on the number of deaths since many people are still missing and the country lacks adequate communications. Indian Ocean — ". The earthquake was the third most powerful earthquake recorded since The deadliest known earthquake in history occurred in in Shaanxi, China , with an estimated death toll of ,, though figures from this period may not be as reliable. However, the huge demand has led to lower quality in the process, and some important materials were sacrificed to cut prices for those who were impoverished by the tsunami.
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2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
Specifically, the Andaman Islands were moderately affected while the island of Little Andaman and the Nicobar Islands were severely affected by the tsunami. It displaced the North Pole by 2. The United Nations estimated at the outset that the relief operation would be the costliest in human history. National Aeronautics and Space Administration press release. Despite a delay of up to several hours between the earthquake and the impact of the tsunami, nearly all of the victims were taken by surprise. There were two to five waves of varying height that coincided with the local high tide in some areas. Beyond the heavy toll on human lives, the Indian Ocean earthquake has caused an enormous environmental impact that will affect the region for many years to come. Identically to Sri Lanka, survivors reported three waves with the second wave being the most powerful.
Description:The 71 casualties can be attributed to poor housing infrastructure and additionally, the fact that the coastal residents in the surveyed areas live on flat land along the coast, especially in the Ayeyarwaddy Delta, and that there is no higher ground to evacuate. Archived from the original on 17 August The second wave was the strongest with a loud noise. The sea receded ten minutes after the earthquake and the first wave came rapidly landward from the southwest as a turbulent flow with depths ranging from 0. This ripple effect could especially be felt in the inland provinces of Thailand, such as Krabi, which acted like a starting point for many other tourist destinations in Thailand. Peninsular Malaysia was shielded by the full force of the tsunami due to the protection offered by the island of Sumatra, which lies just off the western coast. We welcome suggested improvements to any of our articles. The duration between the waves also varied from about 15 minutes to about 90 minutes. Retrieved 26 August Before , the tsunami created in both Indian and Pacific Ocean waters by the eruption of Krakatoa , thought to have resulted in anywhere from 36, to , deaths, had probably been the deadliest in the region.
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