No reports of major damage from magnitude 6. There were no reports on Monday of major damage in Indonesia from a weekend magnitude 6. Tremors shook buildings, alarming residents of some cities, and authorities urged people to move to higher ground.
More than 11, people in six countries were killed today when the most powerful earthquake in 40 years triggered huge tidal waves that hit coastlines across Asia. The death toll is almost certain to rise further as the full extent of the devastation emerges. Tourists, fishermen, hotels, homes and cars were swept away by walls of water unleashed by the 8.
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It wasthe day after Christmasand 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 staggeringlives 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.
This page has been archived and is no longer updated. Published online 29 December Nature doi A monitoring station that could have provided early warning of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunamis lacked the telephone connection needed to relay news of the impending disaster, news nature.
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.
JAKARTA, Indonesia — The rock band was playing its second song of a set when a wave nearly 10 feet high burst through a backdrop behind the stagecrashed into the drummer, his drum set and the other musicians, and swept the stage into the audience. Many Indonesians were at the beaches on western Java and southern Sumatra celebrating a long Christmas weekend. The band was performing at a gathering for families of employees of Perusahaan Listrik Negara, the state electricity company.
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Updated December 24, The Boxing Day tsunami in is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history, killing more thanpeople across 14 countries. It began at am local time on December 26,when a 9.
Destruction from the tsunami extended hundreds of meters inland and stretched for thousands of kilometers. On Dec. A wall of water and debris slammed the shores of South Asia; some witnesses described it as sounding like a freight train. Tourists and locals alike scrambled to safety inland and atop tall hotels, recording videos of the surging water that inundated their communities.