Explores the 2004 indian ocean tsunami and how that event has sculpted societies the sciences and politics 800 800 1312 essential events set 2 abdo has been publishing exceptional childrens prek 12 educational titles for libraries and schools. Indian ocean tsunami of 2004 tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of south and southeast asia in december 2004 the tsunami and its aftermath were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the indian ocean on december 26 2004 at 759 am local time an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 91 struck off the coast of the indonesian island of sumatra. 2004 indian ocean 2004 on december 2jan andaman baby 81 banda aceh beach bodies buoy carlton books chapter coral reefs corpses countries created damage dead debris december 26 devastation donations early warning system earths earthquake earthquakes energy epicenter erich krauss event fishermen following the tsunami geoff tibballs . The 2004 indian ocean earthquake occurred at 005853 utc on 26 december with an epicentre off the west coast of northern sumatrait was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 91 93 m w reaching a mercalli intensity up to ix in certain areas the earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the burma plate and the indian plate. In the years since 2004 officials have worked hard to install and improve an indian ocean tsunami warning system hopefully this will ensure that the people of the indian ocean basin will never again be caught unawares while 100 foot walls of water barrel toward their shores
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