Asians still scared of the 9.1 magnitude earthequake that killed 230,000

Communities across Asia commemorated the more than 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world's most deadly disasters. On the morning after Christmas Day in 2004, a 9.1 magnitude quake off northern Sumatra island triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 17.4 meters (57 feet) that swept over vulnerable … Continue reading Asians still scared of the 9.1 magnitude earthequake that killed 230,000

Responsive risk management structures lacking in Indonesia

      The death toll from a tsunami on the Indonesian island of Java and Sumatra jumped to at least 373, as rescue workers stepped up efforts to reach many areas swept away by the deadly waves. The tsunami hit the Indonesian strait on Saturday almost without warning in the darkness, smashing into houses, … Continue reading Responsive risk management structures lacking in Indonesia

Apocalyptic tsunami kills over 220 in Indonesia

  A deadly tsunami that struck Indonesia unexpectedly has reportedly left hundreds of people dead and many more missing and injured. It smashed into the beaches of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait on Saturday evening with no warning, as no earthquake preceded the event. CNN reported that the tsunami may have resulted from underwater landslides triggered by volcanic … Continue reading Apocalyptic tsunami kills over 220 in Indonesia