The Causation of the Casualties . On the coast of Thailand, billions of tons of water crashed onto the shores.An extremely powerful earthquake, classified as a ‘megathrust’, caused an enormous Tsunami. December 26, 2004. Tsunami in Phuket in 2004 had a very powerful destructive force, even exceeding the explosion of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 3000 maisons annihilées, 400 localités rayées de la … On December 31st 2004 we had no party, we lit some candles in the garden and a few tears were shed. The region was utterly destroyed by the tidal wave from the earthquake. Science of Tsunami Hazards, Vol. image caption Survivors walk through the debris on Phuket's Patong beach the day after the tsunami Shortly before 08:00 on 26 December 2004, a … « Effects of the december 2004 tsunami and disaster management in southern Thailand ». 3, p. 206 - 217; Documentaires télévisés. 24, No. Khao Lak, in Phang Na province, sits on the coast and is the most exposed part – it is the most easterly part of land and closest geographically to India and the site of the tsunami. A lot happens in 4 years. The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. Altogether, an estimated 230,000 to 260,000 people died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The epicenter of the 9.0 magnitude quake was located in the Indian Ocean near the west coast of Sumatra. The east coast in the south of Thailand was hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 – with Khao Lak being the worst affected area. The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami (also known as the Boxing Day Tsunami and, by the scientific community, the Sumatra–Andaman earthquake) occurred at 07:58:53 in local time on 26 December, with an epicentre off the west coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia.It was an undersea megathrust earthquake that registered a magnitude of 9.1–9.3 M w, reaching a Mercalli intensity up to … Tourists Warren and Julie Lavender were scuba diving off Thailand when the tsunami … Adam Forbes, an 18-year-old tourist from New Jersey, was on a fishing island off Phuket, Thailand. I have to say it was a very very sad time. More photos of Karon and other beaches after the tsunami.. and you can get some idea of the rapid clean up here : Phuket after the tsunami. Le tsunami du 26 décembre 2004, 13 e épisode de la 3 e saison de La Minute de vérité … Billions of people were waking up, making coffee, or in other parts of the globe preparing for a good night’s sleep. 4 years. L'île de Phuket est, avec sa petite soeur Koh Phi Phi, l'une des plus meurtries par le tsunami du 26 décembre 2004 qui balaya de ses vagues géantes plusieurs importantes stations de l'île, dont la fréquentée Patong. The tsunami which impacted communities around the Indian Ocean rim on the morning of 26th December 2004 wreaked particular havoc with the tourism industry in Phuket and southern Thailand.