On Dec. 26, 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off the coast of northwest Sumatra triggered a tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and nine other countries.
What was the size of the 2004 tsunami?
The waves travelled at speeds of up to 800km/h (500mph). Computer modelling after the tsunami, estimated that waves had reached a height of almost 20m (65ft) in some areas. However, scientists investigating damage in Aceh, Indonesia found subsequent evidence that waves had reached 20-30m (65-100ft) in places.
Was the 2004 tsunami deadly?
The tsunami killed at least 225,000 people across a dozen countries, with Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, and Thailand sustaining massive damage. Indonesian officials estimated that the death toll there alone ultimately exceeded 200,000, particularly in northern Sumatra’s Aceh province.
What is the biggest tsunami ever?
When was the last tsunami in the world?
Tsunami of January 22, 2017 (Bougainville, P.N.G.)
Which country has the worst tsunami?
The Deadliest Tsunamis
- Sunda Strait, Indonesia 2018: Java and Sumatra, Indonesia.
- Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia 2018: Palu bay, Indonesia.
- Sendai, Japan 2011: Japan and other countries.
- Maule, Chile 2010: Chile and other countries.
- Sumatra, Indonesia 2004: Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maldives and other countries.
When was the last tsunami in the US?
The largest tsunamis in the United States since 1788
|10/18/2015||Landslide in the United States (Icy Bay, Ak)|
|06/13/2013||Meteorological event in the United States (Northwest Atlantic Ocean)|
|01/05/2013||Earthquake in the United States (Se. Alaska, Ak) with a magnitude of 7.5.|