Breaking news a massive tsunami has hit Asia and parts of east Africa, it started on December 26, 2004 around 8 am on, the tsunami affected over 13 countries. Most of the impact includes Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar
now here is Andy reporting to u in Bali
On 26 December 2004 a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean. As a result of the Indo-Australian Plate subducting below the Eurasian Plate. The subduction was caused by an earthquake measuring more than magnitude 9. The earthquake caused the seafloor to uplift displacing hundreds of kilometres of seawater above. Afterwards large waves began rippling across the ocean, away from the earthquake’s epicenter.This has been a terrifying natural disaster for all the locals, and here we have a local that has seen the whole disaster unfold.
here I have a local, going to talk about what he saw
It was bloody scary I’ll tell you that mate, Me mates and I were just relaxing here at Bali, but we ended up seeing the whole thing. Around 15 minutes after the earthquake, waves began striking the coasts of Indonesia. Further out in deep water the tsunami moved at speeds up to 800 km/h. when it approached shallower areas it slowed down but increased in height to about 15 – 30 meters.
around 2 hours after the waves reached Indonesia it hit Sri Lanka, India and Thailand and about another hour later the waves reached eastern Africa. Now we’re live at the scene with a member of the red cross.
so what is happening
Many non-Governmental Organisations and authorities in the region such as the red cross typically have all responded by giving immediate support, short term support and long-term support such as: organising search and rescue missions, providing emergency food, water, shelter and medical care, reconstruction for essential buildings and structures.