By John Pickrell. At nearly local time on 26 December, a titanic shift of tectonic plates triggered an immense magnitude 9. The quake was much greater than any to rock the planet since The consequent tsunami devastated coastlines around the ocean and killed around , people, with millions left destitute. Here, we explain the geophysics behind the disaster. Thirty kilometres beneath the ocean floor, a kilometre-stretch of the Indian plate slipped 20 metres beneath the Burma plate.
December 26, 2004: Indian Ocean tsunami strikes Asia, killing 230,000
Tsunami Japan videos - earthquake tsunami video footage
Direct Relief developed a comprehensive strategy that allocated resources per country as well as per specific relief, recovery, and rehabilitation activity. Initiatives focused on 7 specific response areas: disease prevention; health-facility construction and rehabilitation; medical and technical equipment assistance; health and medical services; psycho-social services; shelter; and water and sanitation. These interconnected response areas allowed the organization to support both immediate and long-term health-care services. In the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands, 34 health clinics were constructed and outfitted with supplies and equipment, replacing the facilities destroyed in the tsunami. And in Chennai, India, Direct Relief funded training for more than nursing assistants through a program sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline.
Sophie Lynx. Age: 31. EXCLUSIVE PORN STAR ESCORT SOPHIE LYNX available for local meetings. Services: Sex In Different Positions, Oral, Oral With Condom, Kissing, Kissing With Tounge, Cum On Body, Deep French Kiss, 69 Position, Extra Ball, Erotic Massage, Striptease.
Pure and Applied Geophysics. The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the most devastating tsunamis in world history. The tsunami caused damage to most of the Asian and other countries bordering the Indian Ocean. After a decade, reconstruction has been completed with different levels of tsunami countermeasures in most areas; however, some land use planning using probabilistic tsunami hazard maps and vulnerabilities should be addressed to prepare for future tsunamis.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Search term:. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.