Asia quake disaster.


The world is still trying to come to terms with the aftermath of what could only be described as the most powerful earthquake in half a century.

On December 26th the earthquake that struck deep under the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Indonesian island of Sumatra measured 9.0 on the Richter scale.

As a result massive tidal waves were triggered wiping out villages and seaside resorts and claiming the lives of up to 150,000 people, while leaving more than two million people in need of aid.

The Tidal waves struck the coastlines of Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, the Maldives, Bangladesh and the east coast of Africa.

Waking up to the disaster on Boxing Day, the world was at first slow to react. Soon after, however, shock gave way to action. Aid organisations and military" troops arrived on the scene to help the beleaguered countries in the rescue, providing food and shelter for the survivors and the identification of their dead.

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