Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
Sediment folding may have added to the exceptionally large tsunami that struck Sumatra on Dec. 26, 2004, according to an international team of geologists.
PORT BLAIR, India (Reuters) - A group of children clamber curiously over their new toy, a power tiller that sits otherwise unused by the side of a dirt road in a coconut palm-fringed village.
By Simon Gardner PERALIYA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - In a small room up a rickety staircase in a tsunami-damaged building on Sri Lanka's south coast, Roshan Waduthantri sits glued to an earthquake warning Web site and monitors cable TV channels.
By Natalie Armstrong TORONTO (Reuters) - Deep pockets are not so deep when it comes to the AIDS epidemic, Canadian researchers said on Thursday.
By Achmad Sukarsono BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Thousands of Achenese gathered on Tuesday around the provincial capital's black-domed mosque to mark the anniversary of a landmark truce and to urge Indonesia's government not to water down the pact.
By Peter Apps TRINCOMALEE, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - The brutal murder of 17 Sri Lankan aid workers last week highlights the difficulties faced by relief organizations around the world trying to balance helping people with politics.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A strong 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu on Tuesday, prompting local authorities to issue possible tsunami alerts to outlying islands.
By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - A tsunami that killed more than 600 people on Java island less than two weeks ago will weigh on a group of global weather scientists when they meet in Indonesia this week to discuss a system aimed at reducing such deaths.
By Peter Apps ARUGAM BAY, Sri Lanka (Reuters) - Sitting on a bed in a surf shack overlooking the Indian Ocean, 33-year-old rickshaw driver A.L. Salaheen watches the handful of surfers catch the morning waves. This year was supposed to be the best ever for Sri Lanka's surf capital of Arugam Bay.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - More than half of an estimated 45,000 Indonesians who were displaced by last week's tsunami on the south coast of Java have returned home, officials said on Wednesday.
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