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Flash Report on Field Survey of the Dec. 26, 2004 Tsunami Disaster in Indian Ocean

On December 26th, 2004, a large earthquake of magnitude 9.0 on Richter scale occurred in offshore of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. From December 28th, ADRC has conducted the field survey.


Period: 30 Dec. - 2 Jan.
Site: Phuket province and Phangnga province

Sri Lanka

Period: 28 Dec. - 5 Jan.
Site: Galle district and Trincomalee district


Period: 7 Jan. - 11 Jan.
Site: Banda Aceh


Period: 26 Jan. - 31 Jan.
Site: Male, Dhaalu Atoll, Thaa Atoll


Period: 2 Mar. - 4 Mar.
Site: Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry


The field surveys were carried out in cooperation with following organizations.
We acknowledge many generous contributions.
Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Ministry of Interior, Government of Thailand
Department of Mineral Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Government of Thailand
National Disaster Management Centre, Ministry of Social Welfare, Government of Sri Lanka
BAKORNAS PBP, Government of Indonesia
National Disaster Management Center, Government of Maldives
National Disaster Management Division, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India
Japan International Cooperation Agency