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 her arm resting on the former beach level
Thai Military collecting the injured and dead seafarers and scuba divers
Boats in trees and on beaches at Chamlong Harbor 30 minutes after the fourth tsunami