Has a tsunami ever hit Thailand?

Thailand was one of the countries that was hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. The Thai government reported 4,812 confirmed deaths, 8,457 injuries, and 4,499 missing after the country was hit by a tsunami caused by the Indian Ocean earthquake on 26 December 2004.

How was Thailand affected by the tsunami?

The tsunami affected six provinces along the Andaman Coast of Thailand, leaving more than 8,000 dead, a third of them foreigners. It impacted 407 villages, and completely destroyed 47, including well-known tourist destinations.

Was Thailand hit by the 2004 tsunami?

December 26, 2004 +1.5 hours: Beaches in southern Thailand are hit by the tsunami. Among the 5,400 who died were 2,000 foreign tourists. +2 hours: The tsunami strikes the Sri Lankan coastline from the northeast and all around the southern tip; more than 30,000 people are dead or missing.

How far inland did the 2004 tsunami go?

In many places, the waves reached as far as 2 km (1.2 mi) inland. Because the 1,600 km (1,000 mi) fault affected by the earthquake was in a nearly north–south orientation, the greatest strength of the tsunami waves was in an east–west direction.

Has anyone survived a tsunami?

Rahmat Saiful Bahri survived the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 that swept over Indonesia’s Aceh province.

What was the date of the tsunami in Thailand?

Thailand Tsunami 2004 Today, Boxing day 2004 Thailand suffered one of the most horrific disasters in the history of mankind. Many people were the victim of one of the most powerful aspects of nature, the Tsunami. Today we remember the victims of that fateful day back in 2004.

Where was the tsunami in Phuket in 2004?

Here, using sedimentary evidence for tsunamis 6, we identify probable precedents for the 2004 tsunami at a grassy beach-ridge plain 125 km north of Phuket. The 2004 tsunami, running 2 km across this plain, coated the ridges and intervening swales with a sheet of sand commonly 5–20 cm thick.

How many people died in the tsunami in 2004?

Footage of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Struck Thailand, Indonesia and several other Asian countries killing 280,000 people. Footage of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. Struck Thailand, Indonesia and several other Asian countries killing 280,000 people.

Where did the tsunami from the 2004 Sumatra earthquake go?

One, the distant tsunami, propagates outbound across the Bay of Bengal towards India and Sri Lanka, eventually reaching the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The other, the local tsunami, travelled towards Indonesia, Thailand, and nearby islands in less than an hour. Schematic diagram of tsunami generation from an inter-plate thrust fault.