Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
Coral reefs that survived the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami are coming under threat from rushed rebuilding efforts in the region, two international environmental groups said on Thursday.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations' new global emergency fund began work on Thursday with slightly more than half the $500 million dollars its director had hoped for.
COLOMBO (Reuters) - Two Sri Lankan men accused of grabbing a gold chain from a woman caught in the 2004 tsunami before letting her be swept to her death will be put on trial for murder, officials said on Friday.
Previous ideas about where giant earthquakes are likely to occur need to be revised. Regions of the earth previously thought to be immune to such events may actually be at high risk of experiencing them.
A coral reef spanning several hundred acres and teeming with fish has been discovered off the coast of Thailand and should be given protected status, the World Wide Fund for Nature said Wednesday.
Most coral reefs escaped "serious damage" from the 2004 tsunami and should recover in less than 10 years, though much will depend on local government's protecting marine ecosystems, according to a report released Monday.
By Ingrid Melander BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The international community must provide $680 million in aid for Congo this year to stop a humanitarian disaster that kills as many people as the 2004 Asian tsunami every six months, a top UN official said.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia will miss a deadline to move tens of thousands of people made homeless by the 2004 tsunami into temporary houses because of problems obtaining timber, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 hit India's Andaman islands early on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, but a senior official said there was no damage.
By Achmad Sukarsono JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia, which suffered the most from the Indian Ocean tsunami, dismissed on Thursday a report that accused several governments of failing to meet human rights standards in relief efforts.
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