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2004 Tsunami

Remembering the Asian Tsunami Disaster of 2004

MeiMei Fox | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

Last week marked the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake or Asian Tsunami Disaster, which killed an estimated 230,000 people in 14 countries. It elicited one of the greatest outpourings of humanitarian response ever from the global community.

10 Years After the Tsunami: What We Lost and What We Learned

Sri Mulyani Indrawati | Posted 02.22.2015 | World
Sri Mulyani Indrawati

We won't be able to stop disasters from happening. On the contrary, climate change may increase the frequency and severity of floods, droughts and storms. But we are better equipped today to prepare for them and reduce their impact.

International Efforts Towards Climate Change: 2004 Tsunami to 2013 Haiyan

Linda Constant | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Linda Constant

Environmental health is the essential backbone to our present day infrastructure, a foundation that too often yields to other dependent concerns.

Nate’s Emotional Confession To Oprah

The Huffington Post | Michelle Manetti | Posted 02.19.2013 | HuffPost Home

We couldn’t hold back our tears.

Nate Berkus On Surviving The Tsunami That Took His Partner's Life

OWN | Posted 02.16.2013 | OWN

By Nate Berkus All of us experience things that completely hit the reset button on our lives. For Nate Berkus, it was surviving the 2004 tsunami th...

The Impossible: A Psychologist's Advice Viewing the Film About the Asian Tsunami

Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D. | Posted 03.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Judy Kuriansky, Ph.D.

When you're viewing a tragic story so close to reality, here's my advice for appreciating, yet also coping with, a movie about it.

Naomi Watts Took Her Children Along For A Pretty Gruesome Shoot

AP | By RYAN PEARSON | Posted 02.20.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- To play a mother torn from her husband and sons by the 2004 tsunami, Naomi Watts sure wasn't going Method. The British actress took he...

WATCH: 'The Impossible' Trailer A Haunting Reminder Of 2004 Tsunami

Posted 08.21.2012 | Entertainment

Eight years ago, lives changed forever when the Indian Ocean tsunami hit, releasing the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, destroying prope...

PHOTOS: 5 Worst Earthquakes And Tsunamis Since 1900

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

More than 1,000 people are feared dead after magnitude-8.9 offshore earthquake rattled Japan Friday afternoon, spawning a ferocious tsunami that swept...

Sri Lankan Child Assumed Dead In 2004 Tsunami Found ALIVE

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A six-year-old Sri Lankan girl previously believed to have been lost or killed during the 2004 tsunami has been found after six years. The BBC repor...

Indonesia: Earthquake Hits Along Same Fault Line That Spawned 2004 Tsunami

AP | IRWAN FIRDAUS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A powerful earthquake rocked western Indonesia Wednesday, trapping thousands under collapsed buildings – including two hospitals – and triggering landslides. At least 75 people were killed on Sumatra island and the death toll was expected to climb sharply.

The magnitude 7.6 quake struck at 5:15 p.m. local time (1015GMT, 6:15 a.m. EDT), just off the coast of Padang city the U.S. Geological Survey said. It was along the same fault line that spawned the massive 2004 Asian tsunami that killed more than 230,000 people in a dozen countries.

A tsunami warning for countries along the Indian Ocean was issued, and panicked residents fled to higher ground fearing giant waves. The warning was lifted about an hour later.

When the quake struck, the ground was shaking so hard that people sat down on the streets to avoid falling over, footage shot in Padang and broadcast by local TVOne network showed.

Children screamed as residents tried to put out fires started in the quake. Thousands fled the coast in cars and motorbikes, honking horns.