2004 Tsunami

The Sumatran-Andaman earthquake that generated the great Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004 is estimated to have released the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs, generating a rating of 9.1-9.3 on the seismic scale, and causing the entire planet to vibrate more than 1cm. More than 230,000 people died in this cataclysmic event at Dec 26, 00-58-53 UTC. We survived the onslaught underwater and above.

Standing on bedrock not exposed for  thousands of years, with arm resting on the former beach level

 

 

 Thai Military collecting the injured and dead seafarers and scuba divers

 

 

Tsunami Wrath: confused currents, crustaceans mass exodus 5 min prior to tsunami

 


Boats in trees and on beaches at Chamlong Harbor 30 minutes after fourth tsunami