It was , the day after Christmas , and 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 staggering , lives in a matter of hours. Buildings folded like houses of cards, trees and cars were swept up in the oil-black rapids and virtually no one caught in the deluge survived.
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami
Aceh - Wikipedia
All rights reserved. The tsunami that struck Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on December 26, , washed a 2,ton ship about five miles eight kilometers inland into the city. The site is now a park and a memorial. After a catastrophic tsunami killed nearly , people in Indonesia, is the country ready for the next one?
Hunt for buried survivors after Indonesia quake
December 26, , seemed like an ordinary Sunday. Fishermen, shopkeepers, Buddhist nuns, medical doctors, and mullahs - all around the Indian Ocean basin, people went about their morning routines. Western tourists on their Christmas holiday flocked to the beaches of Thailand , Sri Lanka , and Indonesia , reveling in the warm tropical sun and the blue waters of the sea. Without warning, at am, a fault along the seafloor kilometers miles southeast of Banda Aceh, in the state of Sumatra, Indonesia, suddenly gave way. A magnitude 9.
Two years later, reconstruction is under way, but serious challenges in housing and infrastructure remain. The troops are backed up by a significant missile arsenal that can hit targets in South Korea, and Japan. Some 8, people died. A special multimedia presentation explores life in Phuket, one year later. Hundreds of thousands more lost their homes and the rebuilding process has not been as swift as they had hoped.