Officials estimated that billions of dollars would be needed. But no action was agreed upon. Additional lifeguards have been deployed across all beach destinations of Kerala as a contingency measure. In Malacca located on the island of Car Nicobar, there were three tsunami waves. United Nations Atlas of the Oceans. The State government is also operating a 24-hour response cell to provide information to the public. The tsunami hit the entire coastline of Sri Lanka around 2 hours after the earthquake.
The Jaffna peninsula also suffered heavy casualties. Death Toll : The tsunamis that hit the Indian Ocean on 26th Dec. On 30 December 2004, four days after the tsunami, Terra Research notified the India government that its sensors indicated there was a possibility of 7. One person lightly injured in Phuket, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. German tsunami relief mission visiting in Sri Lanka's A great deal of was needed because of widespread damage of the infrastructure, shortages of food and water, and economic damage. Ravinderan, Director of Emergency Medical Relief. However, unofficial estimates believe the actual number could have been over 18,000 people.
It would be headed by Dr. Besides a large number of tourists from Europe, North America, South America and Australia who had come to the tsunami affected countries to celebrate Christmas and New year also lost their lives. There may be more to the topography, than we can judge sitting here, that saved the temple. In the pilgrim town of Tiruchander, sea water entered inland as far as 2 km. Energy released The energy released on the Earth's surface M E, which is the seismic potential for damage by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was estimated at 1.
The number of deaths currently stands at 68 with 5 people missing. Khao Lak is in the south of Phang Nga Province with many luxury hotels, popular with foreign tourists. The city of Pondicherry, protected by seawalls was relatively unscathed. Large concrete blocks were uprooted in harbor, where boats also broke from their moorings. We are about to close our March issue, and will include an ad that we will create informing our readers where and how they can help.
Bus stands, in contrast, are built wherever there is some land available, and are often located badly. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. One person lost his life in. Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America. In February 2005, scientists revised the estimate of the magnitude to 9. The successive governments have continued to turn a blind eye to the systematic plundering of coral reefs. By 26 January 2005 the South African had traced the whereabouts of all 2,896 South Africans who were known to have been in South East Asia at the time of the disaster.
The most deadly tsunami before 2004 was Italy's on the where the earthquake and tsunami killed about 123,000. This is a type morphology which is internationally now being considered as a signature to identify paleotsunamis. Equally important is a program of training and education designed to make officials and the public aware of the dangers and what to do in the event of a warning. Coastal villages were destroyed by the tsunami waves. Hundreds of people were injured as seawaters entered houses and fishing hamlets.
There would be a flurry of activities for some time to come. The following description gives a brief account of sequence of events about tsunamis which affected most countries to bordering the Indian Ocean. Germany was close behind with 539 identified victims. The collateral damage to the South Indian economy is self-evident. The rising magma intrudes into the crust above and exits the Earth's crust through volcanoes in the form of a. 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 to. On , however, the island experienced strong surges in the port of , yet there was little damage with a reported runup values of 3—5 m 9.
However, tsunamis can strike thousands of kilometres away where the earthquake is felt only weakly or not at all. As many as 239 people have been killed in Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu, while in Nagapatnam, the number of dead has been confirmed as 273. Other locations Flooding in , Malaysia The tsunami also reached Malaysia, mainly on the northern states such as , and and on offshore islands such as. Transport and communications besides power and water supply have been severely disrupted. Archived from on 12 October 2007. Apart from the casualties on Malaysian soil, there are further 6 Malaysian vacationers confirmed dead and 5 were missing in Phuket, Thailand, 1 was confirmed dead in , 2 Malaysian students reported dead in , Indonesia and 10 Malaysians were missing in , India. But your Comment made interesting reading though.