Latest Indian Ocean earthquake Stories
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka _ It was morning when the water unexpectedly rose and rushed ashore, destroying nearly everything in its path. The human toll was inexplicable and fears of a mass mental health crisis were profound.
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For humans in the path of destructive hurricanes and tsunamis, an accurate warning of the pending event is critical for damage control and survival.
An undersea earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter Scale struck near India's Andaman islands in the Indian Ocean Friday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The quake was centered about 70 miles southwest of Port Blair, the archipelago's civilian administrator said.
The giant earthquake that unleashed the Indian Ocean tsunamis in 2004 - killing more than 225,000 people in one of the deadliest natural disasters in history - might also have triggered other quakes around the world, new findings reveal. The earthquake that ravaged China last week may also have set off other quakes around the globe, but that data has not been analyzed yet.
Triggered tremors occur even on the opposite side of the Earth
The Myanmar cyclone. The earthquake off the coast of Japan. The Chilean volcano. Has Earth gone bonkers? Not at all. This level of natural activity is normal for Earth, scientists say.
A wave of new NASA research on tsunamis has yielded an innovative method to improve existing tsunami warning systems, and a potentially groundbreaking new theory on the source of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
Three years after the devastating tsunami that destroyed coastal communities around the Indian Ocean, the exact death toll remains uncertain.
At least a million people in South Asia's Bay of Bengal could be swept to their deaths by a tsunami if a giant earthquake hits off the coast of Myanmar, according to a study published Thursday.
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