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  2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The tsunami caused by the December 26, 2004 earthquake strikes Ao Nang, Thailand.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
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This earthquake was also reported to be the longest duration of faulting ever observed, lasting between 500 and 600 seconds (8.3 to 10 minutes), and it was large enough that it caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as half an inch, or over a centimetre.
The deadliest earthquakes since 1900 were the Tangshan, China earthquake of 1976, in which at least 255,000 were killed; the earthquake of 1927 in Xining, Qinghai, China (200,000); the Great Kanto earthquake which struck Tokyo in 1923 (143,000); and the Gansu, China, earthquake of 1920 (200,000).
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
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 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The earthquake is estimated to have resulted in an oscillation of the Earth's surface of about 20-30 cm (8 to 12 in), equivalent to the effect of the tidal forces caused by the Sun and Moon[25].
The deadliest earthquakes since 1900 were the Tangshan, China earthquake of 1976, in which at least 255,000 were killed, the earthquake of 1927 in Xining, Qinghai, China (200,000), the Great Kanto earthquake which struck Tokyo in 1923 (143,000), and the Gansu, China earthquake of 1920 (200,000).
The 2004 earthquake and tsunami seem to be the worst natural disaster since either the 1976 Tangshan earthquake or the 1970 Bhola cyclone, or could conceivably exceed both of these.
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 JesusChristIndia.com - 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami Information and Resources
Each of these megathrust earthquakes also spawned tsunamis (in the Pacific Ocean), but the death toll from these was significantly lower—a few thousand for the worst one — probably because of the lower population density along the coasts near affected areas and the much greater distances to more populated coasts.
The shaking of the seabed by the earthquake displaced massive volumes of water, resulting in tsunamis that struck the coasts of the Indian Ocean; the deadliest tsunamis by far in all of recorded history.
The 2004 earthquake and tsunamis seems to be the worst natural disaster since the 1970 Bhola cyclone (Bangladesh), estimated to have killed 500,000.
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 Tsunamis and Earthquakes - Indian Ocean 2004-2005 - USGS WCMG   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Earthquake and Tsunami Studies in the Indian Ocean
Earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean, 26 December 2004
The tsunami that occurred on December 26, 2004 was the worst tsunami ever recorded, in terms of lives lost.
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 TSUNAMI FROM EARTHQUAKE
The undersea 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26, 2004, generating tsunamis that were among the deadliest disasters in modern history.
Originating in the Indian Ocean off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, the tsunamis devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and other countries with waves of up to 15 m (50 feet) high, even reaching Somalia on the east coast of Africa, 4,500 km (2,800 miles) west of the epicenter.
The 2004 earthquake and tsunamis seems to be the worst natural disaster since the 1970 Bhola cyclone (Bangladesh), which is estimated to have killed 500,000.
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 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Image:2004-tsunami.jpg The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) on December 26 2004.
The earthquake is estimated to have resulted in an oscillation of the Earth's surface of about 20-30 cm (8 to 12 in), equivalent to the effect of the tidal forces caused by the Sun and Moon[25].
The 2004 earthquake and tsunami seem to be the worst natural disaster since either the 1976 Tangshan earthquake or the 1970 Bhola cyclone, or could conceivably exceed both of these.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The shock waves of the earthquake were felt across the planet; as far away as the U.S. state of Oklahoma, where vertical movements of 3 mm (0.12 in) were recorded.
Humanitarian response to the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake
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 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia » betterdays
This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 28th, 2004 at 4:45 pm and is filed under Learning and Technology, Photos.
If it did, then the geography of the placve where it would have occured would have been altered, not to mention the humongous death toll due to buildings, cave ins etc.
Saturday’s morning in Bangkok had a bad signal; Thick cloudy very thick…and my friend who was travel in Chiang Mai, Can felt the earthquake.
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 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake Summary
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26 2004, with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indo...
The cause of the 2004 Boxing Day disaster was a large earthquake off the western coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra, where 2 plates of the earth's crust grind against each other.
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: The tsunami caused by the December 26 2004 earthquake strikes Ao Nang, Thailand.
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 Thanks 4 Supporting. Us :: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake of moment magnitude 9.0 that struck the Indian Ocean off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia on December 26, 2004 at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time in Jakarta and Bangkok).
It was the largest earthquake on Earth since the 9.2-magnitude Good Friday Earthquake which struck Alaska on March 27, 1964, and the fourth largest since 1900 (tied with a 1952 earthquake of 9.0 magnitude in Kamchatka).
Thus Indian Ocean tsunamis are rare; the last major tsunami near Sumatra, on the Indian Ocean side and western end of Indonesia, was caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
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 Thanks 4 Supporting. Us :: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake of moment magnitude 9.0 that struck the Indian Ocean off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia on December 26, 2004 at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time in Jakarta and Bangkok).
It was the largest earthquake on Earth since the 9.2-magnitude Good Friday Earthquake which struck Alaska on March 27, 1964, and the fourth largest since 1900 (tied with a 1952 earthquake of 9.0 magnitude in Kamchatka).
Thus Indian Ocean tsunamis are rare; the last major tsunami near Sumatra, on the Indian Ocean side and western end of Indonesia, was caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
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 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
The devastating megathrust earthquake of December 26th, 2004 occurred on the interface of the India and Burma plates and was cause by the release of stresses that develop as the India plate subducts beneath the overriding Burma plate.
An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 occurred in the Andaman Sea at 12.9 N and 92.5 E on June 26, 1941 and a tsunami hit the east coast of India.
The ocean current is driven from the Bay of Bengal to the Arabian Sea during the North-East monsoon and from the Arabian sea to the Bay of Bengal during the South-West monsoon.
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The recent Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia, that occurred on December 26, 2004.
The Indian Ocean is bordered by southern Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa, the Malay Peninsula, the Sunda Islands, Australia, and by the Southern Ocean.
The physical environment of the Indian Ocean is surrounded by plate boundaries and lined by part of the ring of fire which is covered with active volcanoes and a high source of earthquakes.
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 Thanks 4 Supporting. Us :: 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake - Damage And Casualties   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The last tsunami near Sumatra, on the Indian Ocean side and western end of Indonesia, was caused by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883.
So the death toll of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake may be particularly high since this is the first large Indian Ocean tsunami to strike land in 100 years, leaving the affected countries unprepared and the people unable to recognise the telltale signs of an approaching tsunami.
Initial reports state that the residents were warned by island folklore recounting a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 1907 and fled en masse to inland hills after the initial shaking and before the tsunami struck.
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 Lycos Retriever: Search results for earthquake   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Both the earthquake and the tsunami were extremely destructive in Chile, particularly in the coastal area extending from Concepcion to the south end of Isla Chiloe.
The destructive effects of the tsunami were experienced throughout the Pacific Ocean and were particularly devastating in Chile, Hawaii, and Japan.
Located between the Indian and Arabian peninsulas in the northwestern section of the Indian Ocean, the Arabian Sea forms part of the major trade route between India and the countries of Europe.
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 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami
Common ocean waves are a kind of surface waves called Rayleigh waves that are confined to the surface layer of the sea and tend to have wavelengths on the order of tens of meters and periods of tens of seconds.
The massive earthquake (Magnitude 9) centred on Aceh, NW Sumatra, occurred above a several thousand kilometer-long subduction zone in which the floor of the Indian Ocean is advancing northwards at around 7 cm per year and being forced beneath the Southeast Asia continental plate.
The resulting large-scale displacement of the ocean floor, along a huge length of the Java-Sumatra-Burma subduction zone, triggered the massive tsunami that devastated vast swathes of coastline rimming the northern Indian Ocean.
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 [nhnenews] 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake Update
The multiple tsunamis struck and ravaged coastal regions all over the Indian Ocean, devastating regions including the Indonesian province of Aceh, the coast of Sri Lanka, coastal areas of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the resort island of Phuket, Thailand, and even as far away as Somalia, 4,100?km (2,500?mi) west of the epicenter.
The possible connection between these two earthquakes has been addressed by seismologists, saying that the former one might be the catalyst to the Indian Ocean earthquake, both happened on their respective sides of Indo-Australian tectonic plate [5].
The death toll may be particularly high due to the fact that this is the first time in over 100 years that a tsunami of the Indian Ocean has struck land, leaving the affected countries unprepared and the people unable to recognise the telltale signs of an impending tsunami.
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 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake at AllExperts
The earthquake is estimated to have resulted in an oscillation of the Earth's surface of about 20-30 cm (8 to 12 in), equivalent to the effect of the tidal forces caused by the Sun and Moon[24].
The shock waves of the earthquake were felt across the planet; as far away as Oklahoma, where vertical movements of 3 mm (0.12 in) were recorded [25].
Island folklore recounted an earthquake and tsunami in 1907 and the islanders fled to inland hills after the initial shaking —before the tsunami struck [50].
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 2004 Tsunami Information
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was a great undersea earthquake that occurred at 7:58:53 local time with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis that spread throughout the Indian Ocean, killing large numbers of people and inundating coastal communities across South and Southeast Asia, including parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.
This earthquake was also reported to be the longest duration of faulting ever observed, lasting between 500 and 600 seconds, and it was large enough that it caused the entire planet to vibrate at least half an inch, or over a centimetre.
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The undersea 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that occurred on December 26, 2004 produced tsunamis that were among the deadliest natural disasters in modern history.
Thus, the Indian state of Kerala was hit by tsunamis despite being on the western coast of India.
Countries most directly affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.The death toll from the earthquake, the tsunamis and the resultant floods was reported to be more than 150,000, with tens of thousands of people reported missing, and over a million left homeless.
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