Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
NEW YORK, Nov.
Countless people clung to life in the branches of trees hemming the shorelines during the deadly 2004 tsunami that killed more than 230,000 coastal residents in Indonesia, India, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
The nation's ability to detect and forecast tsunamis has improved since the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, but current efforts are still not sufficient to meet challenges posed by tsunamis generated near land that leave little time for warning.
New research finds that a deadly tsunami that hit several South Pacific islands last year was spawned by two monstrous earthquakes.
The Wildlife Conservation Society today released initial field observations that indicate that a dramatic rise in the surface temperature in Indonesian waters has resulted in a large-scale bleaching event that has devastated coral populations.
WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Alex Guarachi, President of TGIC Importers, signed his name at the bottom of a $50,000 check and presented it to Music for Relief, in partnership with Habitat for Humanity, to aid in the earthquake repair efforts in Chile.
Two studies on children in Sri Lanka who survived the 2004 tsunami and ongoing civil war there found that it's not these stressful events alone that contributed to the youths' psychological health, but also daily stressors like domestic violence that are exacerbated by traumatic events and continue after the disasters.
International research team studied differences between 2004 and 2005 quakes.
A NASA-led research team has successfully demonstrated for the first time elements of a prototype tsunami prediction system that quickly and accurately assesses large earthquakes and estimates the size of resulting tsunamis.
The major earthquakes that devastated Chile earlier this year and which triggered the catastrophic Indonesian tsunami of 2004 are more than just a distinct possibility to strike the Pacific Northwest coast of the United States, scientists say.
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