The tsunami was caused by an earthquake which occurred on december 26 2004 after the fault between the subducting indian plate and the burma plate ruptured. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake caused one of the deadliest tsunamis in the region resulting in a total of 227 898 casualties in over 14 countries.
The december 26 2004 tsunami that killed over 250 000 people was produced by a subduction zone earthquake on the west coast of sumatra indonesia on august 27 1883 a blast at krakatau volcano in the sunda straight of indonesia produced a tsunami that.
Map of the 2004 indian ocean tsunami. As the waves enter shallower coastal waters their 3 modified mercalli intensity mmi map of the 2004 earthquake showing. The quake itself was third most powerful since 1900 exceeded only by the great chilean earthquake of 1960 magnitude 9 5 and the 1964 good friday earthquake in prince william sound alaska magnitude 9 2. On december 26 2004 at 7 59 am local time an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9 1 struck off the coast of the indonesian island of sumatra.
95 51 14 40 e read about 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami in the wikipedia satellite map of 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami in google maps gps. Some of the world s most deadly tsunamis have been produced around the rim of the indian ocean. The toll of the indian ocean tsunami runs into hundreds of thousands.
As they moved beyond the indian ocean to the coast of east africa tsunami waves travel at a speed proportional to the square root of the water depth reaching 640 km 400 mi per hour in the deep ocean. Ten years on 2004 indian ocean tsunami geoscience australia location map se asian tsunami 2004 location map motion design map uncategorized minh the reporter s blog thanks for supporting the boxing day tsunami care australia simulation of 2004 boxing day tsunami patong beach 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami wikipedia. 3 1 seismometers were placed in the ocean floor warning countries on the indian ocean 3 1 1 hotels on the indian ocean coast must place bedrooms on higher floors and the car park on the ground floor 3 1 1 1 tsunami evacuation drills occur regularly making residents and tourists move to higher.
On december 26 2004 a great earthquake m w 9 3 occurred off the western coast of sumatra triggering a series of tsunami waves that propagated across the indian ocean causing damage and life. 3 18 57 60 n longitude. Both of those quakes also produced killer.
It is exactly a year since the indian ocean tsunami killed thousands of people across asia. The 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 00 58 53 utc on 26 december with an epicentre off the west coast of sumatra indonesia. The interactive story map below shows how the earthquake triggered a series of catastrophic incidents across the continent.
The causation of the casualties. Subduction zone and volcanic blast earthquakes. The tsunami and its aftermath were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the indian ocean.
Altogether an estimated 230 000 to 260 000 people died in the 2004 indian ocean earthquake and tsunami. Indian ocean tsunami of 2004 tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of south and southeast asia in december 2004.