Saturday, December 26, 2009

Asian Tsunami Anniversary

Asia Remembers Deadly 2004 Tsunami
(VOA) The December 26, 2004 Tsunami destroyed entire coastal communities, decimated families, and crashed over tourist-filled beaches, sweeping away everyone... Related articles»

Monks, tourists, villagers mark Asian Tsunami
PHUKET, Thailand – Buddhist monks in orange robes chanted on a Thai beach, an Indonesian mother mourned her children at a mass grave, and a man scattered flowers in now-placid waters Saturday to commemorate the 230,000 killed five years ago when a tsunami ripped across Asia.

Tsunami Anniversary in Sri Lanka
(Reuters) They were the iconic images of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami from Sri Lanka -- the twisted hulks of eight carriages and a locomotive swept aside and tossed around like matchboxes by the killer waves. The train was packed with passengers and others who had sought refuge in them when the first wave hit Sri Lanka's southern shore. When the larger and deadlier swell struck them on the tracks, villagers estimate that as many as 1500 died inside. More>>

The Deadliest Tsunami in History?
(Nat'l Geo News) The earthquake that generated the great Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). Tsunamis: Facts About Killer Waves

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