Tsunami haunts Southeast Asian countries 10 years later

Ten years after a tsunami killed nearly 250,000 people across Southeast Asia, survivors continue to deal with fallout from the disaster. Friday marks 10 years since an earthquake created massive waves

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2014, 12:09 AM

Updated 3,459 days ago

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Ten years after a tsunami killed nearly 250,000 people across Southeast Asia, survivors continue to deal with fallout from the disaster.
Friday marks 10 years since an earthquake created massive waves that struck 14 countries.
In communities like Lambada, a village in Indonesia, few of the children are older than 10.
More than 1.7 million people were displaced and more than 227,000 people are believed to have died.
For weeks, photos of the missing and lists of names papered bulletin boards across Thailand. Many were never found.
The third-largest earthquake ever recorded -- measured at a magnitude of 9.1 -- is believed to have displaced several feet of water across 600 miles of the Indian Ocean floor. The resulting wave grew to be massive, drawing water away from the shore before hammering coastlines. A second wave followed, moving farther inland.
The resulting damage was incomprehensible. Ten years later, the damage has been cleaned up and homes have been rebuilt, but the emotional and psychological scars remain.


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