Boxing Day Tsunami

A major climatological disaster caused by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale, caused by subduction which triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing at least 230,000 people in 11 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters/100 feet high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
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In 2004, he led a team in Sri Lanka to support Brits caught up in the Boxing Day tsunami.
An estimated 230,000 to 280,000 died in the Boxing Day tsunami.
However, by the time the documentary was broadcast in April 2005, following the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, the world was all too aware of what a tsunami is and the devastation one can cause.
ON THIS DAY LAST YEAR: David Cameron paid tribute to the victims of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which claimed an estimated 230,000 lives - including 151 British nationals - in countries around the Indian Ocean.
The resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, the Christmas tsunami and the Boxing Day tsunami.
THE GIFT BBC1, 9pm Ten years ago, Andy Chaggar's trip of a lifetime ended in tragedy when the Boxing Day tsunami struck.
'Although the experience of the changes brought about by immigration will be different from place to place, we expect many of the themes that emerge will resonate across the country.' THE GIFT BBC1, 9pm Ten years ago, Andy Chaggar's trip of a lifetime ended in tragedy when the Boxing Day tsunami struck.
THE GIFT BBC1 9pm As the anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami has just passed, survivor Andy Chaggar has enrolled the help of this show to find the three men who rescued him.
A DAD has told for the first time how he ran for his life when the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami hit his holiday paradise.
Ten years ago, when the giant Boxing Day tsunami roared through the Indian Ocean, claiming over 230,000 lives, a CBC News crew found a little girl all alone on the beach in Sri Lanka.
The Boxing Day tsunami claimed an estimated 275,000 lives and wiped out whole communities.
In 2004, he was the Northumbria Police link for international support following the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami in the Indian Ocean.