In this combo picture, debris is strewn at a hotel near the popular Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand after a tsunami slammed the coast top and foreign tourists enjoy the weather at the same hotel five years after. As the world prepares to mark the fifth anniversary of the tsunami that killedpeople in 13 Asian and African countries, scars have yet to heal even after homes have been rebuilt, tourists have returned and foreign aid has ended. Image: Reuters.
On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude 9. Today, many of the communities have recovered, though painful memories and some ruined structures remain in place. Across Asia today, memorials were held in remembrance of the thousands of victims.
By Maggie McKee. Small, Columbia. Satellite images are helping to target relief efforts in regions devastated by the Asian tsunamis of 26 December.
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Along the satellite's ground track, traversing the Bay of Bengal, Jason's radar altimeter measured the height of the tsunami waves as they radiated from the epicenter. A maximum sea surface elevation of 50 cm was measured about km south of Sri Lanka at the leading crest of a tsunami wave, followed by a trough in the sea surface level of 40 cm. The wavelength is about km.
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Tsunamis are some of the most devastating natural disasters. The recent Boxing Day Tsunami was generated by an enormous earthquake off the coast of Indonesia on December 26, Coastlines in Asia were inundated with enormous tsunami surges, killing more thanpeople. Here are some Tsunami pictures capture by satellite that show before and after images of the regions affected by the tsunami.
A combination of satellite images shows the coast of Meulaboh in Aceh province on Indonesia's Sumatra island on May 18, L and on January 7, after the Indian Ocean tsunami. Reuters December 26 marks the year anniversary of the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, one of the largest natural disasters on record. The tsunami killed somepeople across 14 countries, wiping out entire villages in the process.
It was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9. The earthquake was caused by a rupture along the fault between the Burma Plate and the Indian Plate. Communities along the surrounding coasts of the Indian Ocean were seriously affected, and the tsunamis killed an estimatedpeople in 14 countries. The Indonesian city of Banda Aceh reported the largest number of victims.