Southeast Asia Tsunami Disaster

Map of the Southeast Asia Tsunami Disaster 26th December 2004 Tsunami Pictures

...........Tsunami Relief: Links to Donations for Tsunami victims

26 Dec 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea megathrust earthquake of moment magnitude 9.0 that struck the Indian Ocean off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia on December 26, 2004 at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time in Jakarta and Bangkok). It was the largest earthquake on Earth since the 9.2-magnitude Good Friday Earthquake which struck Alaska on March 27, 1964, and the fourth largest since 1900 (tied with a 1952 earthquake of 9.0 magnitude in Kamchatka). Well over a hundred thousand people were killed by the deadliest tsunamis in recorded history, which reached heights of 15 m and flooded coastlines between 15 minutes and 10 hours after the quake, making this one of the deadliest natural disasters in modern history.

The multiple tsunamis struck and ravaged coastal regions all over the Indian Ocean, devastating parts of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries. Deadly tsunamis struck as far away as Somalia and several other countries on the east coast of Africa, 4,500 km (2,800 mi) or more west of the epicentre. Global ripple effects were so widespread that wave fluctuations passed into the Pacific Ocean and caused tidal disturbances in North and South America.

The plight of the affected people and countries prompted a widespread humanitarian response, see links below.

Link to Tsunami Relief at Google

What is a tsunami?

Take a look about the origin of tsunamis here and the explanation of how tsunamis are created by earthquakes far away from where they are most destructive at costal areas far from the earthquake. This is very relevant for the Indian Ocean tsanumi that hit so many countries and people at 26th. December 2004.

Read more about tsunamis and especially the catastrophe in 2004 of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hitting a number of Southeast Asian countries: Thailand, Indonesia, India, Malaysia.


How to help the millions suffering from the Southeast Asia tsunami?

Tsunami Relief links provided by Google with the following text

Like so many others around the world, we at Google are following the devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami that has hit many parts of Asia and east Africa. Below are a few sites already set up to provide information and handle donations for victims throughout the region. Our thoughts are with everyone who have been affected.


Please, HELP the tsunami victims!

(CNN) -- International aid organizations are accepting donations to help victims of the powerful earthquake and resulting tsunamis that caused widespread destruction in parts of South Asia and East Africa.

The groups include:

AmeriCaresexternal link

Action Against Hungerexternal link

ADRA Internationalexternal link

American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.external link

American Jewish World Serviceexternal link

American Red Crossexternal link

Association for India's Developmentexternal link

CAREexternal link

Catholic Relief Servicesexternal link

Christian Children's Fundexternal link

Church World Serviceexternal link

Concern Worldwideexternal link

Direct Relief Internationalexternal link

Doctors Without Bordersexternal link

Food for the Hungry, Inc.external link

International Aidexternal link

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societiesexternal link

International Medical Corpsexternal link

International Rescue Committeeexternal link

Islamic Relief Worldwideexternal link

Lutheran World Reliefexternal link

MAP Internationalexternal link

Mercy Corpsexternal link

Network for Goodexternal link

Operation Blessing Internationalexternal link

Operation USAexternal link

Oxfam Americaexternal link

Plan USAexternal link

Project Concern Internationalexternal link

Salvation Armyexternal link

Save the Children USAexternal link

UNICEFexternal link

U.N. World Food Programmeexternal link

USAIDexternal link

World Concernexternal link

World Reliefexternal link

World Visionexternal link

The TSUNAMI TRAGEDY reached more than 230.000 victims and many, many more families and indivituals that lost there loved ones and property and houses, and in fact lost their whole livelihoods.

Misspellings relevant for this webpage: tunami, sunami, isunami, tsumani,

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