On December 26,a 9. Geological Survey to have released the equivalent energy of 23, atomic bombs. Phuket, a thriving tourist region, was also hit; reporting over people killed, a majority of whom were tourists.
Please refresh the page and retry. T ravellers should stay away from the popular paradise Gili Islands and much of northern Lombok because of the threat of devastating aftershocks and weakened, vulnerable buildings, the Foreign Office FCO has warned. The FCO has updated its advice to the holiday destination in the wake of a 7.
Thailand was one of the countries that was hit by the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The Thai government reported 4,  confirmed deaths, 8,  injuries, and 4,  missing after the country was hit by a tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake on the 26 of December The sea around these islands when the tsunami struck was reported to have strong currents and divers underwater felt as though they were in a washing machine.
Aceh was among the areas across 14 countries hit by the major earthquake and tsunami on Dec. A tsunami leaves behind a deep wound for the families of the victims and the surrounding community. The tsunami that occurred in Aceh on Dec.
Two years after the Indian Ocean tsunami which wreaked havoc on the coastlines of Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the countries worst affected by the disaster, are still a long way from recovery - and tourism is partly to blame, according to a tourism charity. While many luxury hotels were up and running and welcoming tourists within weeks of the Boxing Day tsunami, hundreds of thousands of homes needed by survivors have still not been rebuilt. Thousands of people still live in makeshift shacks, only a third of those made homeless have been rehoused, and much of the aid money raised remains unused.
This article lists the countries affected by the Indian Ocean earthquake and the resulting tsunami in alphabetical order — for detailed information about each country affected by the earthquake and tsunamisee their individual articles. Countries with a smaller number of casualties, as well as those that lost citizens who were travelling abroad, are listed further on in the article. There were 5, people missing, nearly all of them on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.
Going to the beach this summer? European tourists are more frequently going to places all over the world with significant tsunami risk, researchers have found. This study examined all prominent tourism destinations globally with regard to the potential tourism loss impact for businesses given the loss of beaches post-tsunami.
But it also had a devastating personal effect on people like Narong Chaidum, his family and six children who lost their income from two tourist shops on Naiyang beach here. Within days Mr. Chaidum and his family - like many other entrepreneurs here - were trying to get back in business, often in ruined premises. Yet 3 months after the devastation, the longer-term effects on small tourism-dependant businesses still casts a shadow over businessmen like Mr.
Temples of Bangkok. Visitors to resort island and surrounding areas still a fraction of normal number. Phuket has already lost at least Bt60 billion in tourism revenue in the six months since the tsunami ravaged the island together with other provinces in the South.