Edit: Tsunamis Kills More than 140,000 in South-East Asia




 
--
Boots
 
December 26th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 

Topic: Edit: Tsunamis Kills More than 140,000 in South-East Asia


Hi,

Ok Francly Speaking I had not heard that word "tsunamis " before like Many other who were Caught By surprise.............and still can't belive what happned without warning ...........No Bad weather , No Forcast of rain , No storm , and still the Sea came at them

This is the world's most powerful earthquake in 40 years.......that Triggred the Tsunami .

Quote:
"All the planet is vibrating" from the quake, said Enzo Boschi, the head of Italy's National Geophysics Institute. Speaking on SKY TG24 TV, Boschi said the quake even disturbed the Earth's rotation.

The U.S. Geological Survey (news - web sites) measured the quake at a magnitude of 8.9. Geophysicist Julie Martinez said it was the world's fifth-largest since 1900 and the largest since a 9.2 temblor hit Prince William Sound Alaska in 1964. Source

Quote:
In India, beaches were turned into virtual open-air mortuaries, with bodies of people caught in the tidal wave being washed ashore.

In Tamil Nadu state, just across the straits from Sri Lanka, 1,567 people were killed, said the state's top elected official, Chief Minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa. Source

Sri-lamka is the worst Hit by this ..............the Death Toll would not tell you the Actual Story .............Millions are Homeless there ...............I just heard Sri-lankan President have Declared emergency and Asked Indian Government for help ...............and Navy Spokseman have Just Condifmed Navy has been Mobilised to assist Sri-Lanka

DISASTER TOLL
  • Sri Lanka: 2,400 dead
  • Indonesia: 1,873 dead
  • India: 1,200 dead
  • Thailand: 257 dead
  • Malaysia: 17 dead
  • Maldives: 10 dead

Millions Of people and hundereds of Boats Still un-accounted for ............this Toll is Defabitely Going to Rise as the Day Progresses

And some Sites as i Type have Raised this Number to 7000 to 8000 Confirmed Dead

Area Affeacted

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4125481.stm#map

Quote:
Sea surges kill thousands in Asia
More than 5,000 people have been killed across southern Asia in massive sea surges triggered by the strongest earthquake in the world for 40 years.

The 8.9 magnitude quake struck under the sea near Aceh in north Indonesia, generating a wall of water that sped across thousands of kilometres of sea.

More than 2,400 died in Sri Lanka, 1,870 in Indonesia and 1,200 in India.

Casualty figures are rising over a wide area, including tourist resorts on Thailand packed with holidaymakers.

Exact numbers of people killed, injured or missing in the countries hit, are impossible to confirm.

Hundreds are still thought to be missing from coastal regions and, in Sri Lanka alone, officials say more than a million people have been forced from their homes.

Click here for map of affected area


Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga declared a national disaster and the military has been deployed to help rescue efforts.

Hundreds of fishermen are missing off India's southern coast, and there are reports of scores of bodies now being washed up on beaches.

Night has fallen in Indonesia and communications remain difficult, particularly to the strife-torn region of Aceh where the main quake was followed by nine aftershocks. Reports speak of bodies being recovered from trees.

A national disaster has also been announced in the low-lying Maldives islands, more than 2,500km (1,500 miles) from the quake's epicentre, after they were hit by severe flooding.

Waves forced out from the earthquake are even reported to have reached Somalia, on the east coast of Africa.

Resort 'wiped out'

Harrowing reports of people caught in the devastation and dramatic tales of escape from the waves are emerging from around the region.

A resident of Kakinada in India's southern Andhra Pradesh province, P Ramanamurthy, said he saw fishermen clinging to upturned boats being swept out to sea.

"I was shocked to see innumerable fishing boats flying on the shoulder of the waves, going back and forth into the sea, as if made of paper," he told the Associated Press news agency.

In Thailand, hundreds of holiday bungalows are reported to have been destroyed on the popular Phi Phi island.

Resort owner Chan Marongtaechar said he feared hundreds of people might have been lost.

"I am afraid that there will be a high figure of foreigners missing in the sea, and also my staff," he told

Indonesia's location - along the Pacific geological "Ring of Fire" - makes it prone to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.

Sunday's tremor - the fifth strongest since 1900 - had a particularly widespread effect because it seems to have taken place just below the surface of the ocean, analysts say.

Bruce Presgrave of the US Geological service told the Reuters news agency: "These big earthquakes, when they occur in shallow water... basically slosh the ocean floor... and it's as if you're rocking water in the bathtub and that wave can travel throughout the ocean."

Experts say tsunamis generated by earthquakes can travel at up to 500km/h.

Source
In pictures: Asian quake disaster
December 26th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

If Some of you are wondering why the Figures At My source Differ with what i provided in the Quote in Above Post thats because it's Increasing Very fast.



DISASTER TOLL
  • Sri Lanka: 3,225 dead
  • Indonesia: 1,873 dead
  • India: 2,000 dead
  • Thailand: 257 dead
  • Malaysia: 28 dead
  • Maldives: 10 dead
  • Bangladesh: 2 dead

More than 7,000 people have been killed across southern Asia in massive sea surges triggered by the strongest earthquake in the world for 40 years.

These are the figures 20 Minutes After I Posted ......so they might be Different when you View the BBC Site .


Someone asked me this . ..........So Just wanted to Clear that up..

Peace
-=SF_13=-
December 26th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
It's an unbelievable tragedy....

Over 7,800 dead so far...
http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...wl_nm/quake_dc

No warnings whatsoever...
--
Boots
December 26th, 2004  
beardo
 
there are supposedly over 1500 brits in the area
December 26th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi

Yes beardo it was a tourist Season and People form All Around the world were there

Tourist resorts in and Around Bangkok were Filled to capacity .


They were there to celebrate the Holiday season

Redleg

I Refresherd the page Twice and by then it had reached to 8,000 ......And 9,500 Confirmed dead on the next refresh

Quote:
World - Reuters
Reuters
Asian Quake, Tsunami Death Toll Approaches 9,500

10 minutes ago

Source


[Edit]

This is gettig worse and worse Last time i checked the Death Toll Stands at 11,300 and still increasing

Quote:
Quake, Tsunami Devastate Asia; Over 11,300 Dead
Peace
-=SF_13=-
December 27th, 2004  
SwordFish_13
 
 
Hi,

Today with the Day Break Indian Government has Fond that casualities were worse than they expected on the remote Islands of Andaman and Nikobar............2000 people have been reported Dead there alone,

raising the Indian casulity Figures to 6000 to 7000 alone

So the Above figures given in the Above Posts are Useless now...........

.and Furthur the Minister and Disaster Recovery Commatte said they are Expecting the Final telly to be around 40,000 to 50,000

These are the Figures released by Indian Government




Peace
-=SF_13=-
December 27th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
The whole thing is just unbelievable..

I just hope that the rest of the world will do whatever they can to help out now.

Tens of thousands killed, hundreds of thousands (or more) injured and homeless...

Even small country like Norway have been affected...
13 killed Norwegians reported so far, and the number is expected to rise even more.
December 27th, 2004  
DTop
 
 
The magnitude of this tragedy is almost unimaginable. I join Redleg in hoping that the rest of the world comes together and does whatever needs to be done to help the survivors and the areas affected.
My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this catastrophe.
December 28th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
The numbers are rising all the time...

Quote:
Reuters - Sri Lanka's government said on Tuesday
more than 18,700 people are confirmed dead two days after a
tsunami battered the island and officials fear the toll will
hit 25,000.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20041228/wl_nm/quake_lanka_deaths_dc]Read more...[/url]
Quote:
Reuters - The death toll from an
earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia's Sumatra island
two days ago has reached 7,072 in Aceh province, according to a
list shown to journalists on Tuesday by a provincial official.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20041228/wl_nm/quake_indonesia_toll_aceh_dc]Read more...[/url]
Quote:
Reuters - Rescuers began reaching
India's remote Andaman and Nicobar islands on Tuesday, two days
after passage of a devastating tsunami, to find barely a third
of residents on one were still alive.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&u=/nm/20041228/wl_nm/quake_india_dc]Read more...[/url]
December 28th, 2004  
Redneck
 
 
My prayers are also with those hurt by this tragedy. I hope that enough swift action is taken by the world at large to save those who may still be alive and missing, or wounded.