DFO 2004-193

Flooding: 12/26/04 - 12/29/04

Southern Asia - Earthquake and Tsunami - Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India

View Jpeg of poster showing Tsunmai Damage along the coast of Thailand

Detailed Locations:
Indonesia - Sumatra - Aceh, North Sumatra. Banda Aceh, Meulaboh.
Sri Lanka - Coastal districts from Jaffna on east to Gampaha on west
India - Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman and Nicobar islands.
Thailand - Phuket, Ranong, Phang-Nga, Krabi, Trang and Satun
Malaysia - Penang, Kedah
Maldives - two thirds of population affected, Male.
Somalia - Hafun area

Comments:Magnitude 9.0 earthquake off west coast of Northern Sumatra triggers tsuanamis that kill tens of thousands in several asian countries. Millions homeless.
Indonesia: 104,055 dead. 605,849 displaced
Sri Lanka: 30,721 dead, 835,028 displaced.
India: 10,136 dead. 379,506 displaced
Thailand: 5,187 dead.
Jan 1 - 3 - Heavy rains cause flash flooding in Ampara area of eastern Sri Lanka slow relief operations.

MODIS observations: Wetter coastal areas from Banda Aceh southeast to Meulaboh on northern Sumatra on December 27, 29. Lots of sediment in the water around Phuket, Thailand on December 26.


Dead: 160,000 Displaced: 5,000,000 Damages: $2,000,000,000 Affected Region ( sq km): 55,440 Severity Class* : 3 Flood Magnitude**: 9.8 MODIS flood inundation limit file names***:


Map preparation and image analysis: Elaine Anderson

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