Thousands of people have been killed across southern Asia in massive sea surges triggered by the strongest quake in the world for 40 years.
The 8.9 magnitude quake struck under the sea near Aceh in north Indonesia, generating a wall of water that sped across thousands of kilometres of sea.
At least 2,000 died in Sri Lanka and more than 1,000 were killed in India.
Casualty figures are rising throughout the region including in Thai tourist resorts, packed with holidaymakers.
43 dead from tidal waves in Malaysia
BBC World News: http://tv.hao1.com/show.asp?type=1&id=943
Read experiences @ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/talking_point/4125619.stm
5 thoughts on “Asia quake 8.9 magnitude quake.”
Not a very Merry Xmas afterall. My heart goes out to the families of the dead.
43 died in Malaysia? Saw news on TV said 32. Got to read the latest update later. Hey, the magnitude should be 9.0, not the 8.9 as earlier quoted. More than 10,000 people reported dead at the moment. Hmm… scary!!
Best wishes go out to those still missing……..
it’s a very bad event to end the year 2004.
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