What we did World Vision mounted its largest single relief response across five countries simultaneously — Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and Myanmar. Play Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. What stood out — apart from the Queen of the Sea rail disaster, the deadliest train wreck in human history — was how helpless people were just settling back in, right on top of the debris and wiped out villages. You could help to make it all happen. All of these mega-disasters were amplified because they impacted very vulnerable and densely populated locations.
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In Sri Lanka, one of the main observations was that the tsunami impacted both the exposed east coast but also the densely populated west coast as the wave refracted around the south tip [of the island]. PLUS members will receive our editorial newsletters and industry reports, get to join exclusive online conversations with our award-winning journalists, and be part of our monthly events. A timeline of the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, which left more than , people dead within hours. The quake originated in a so-called megathrust fault, where heavy oceanic plates subduct beneath lighter continental plates. But as we strive to do all this and speak truth to power, we face constant threats to our independence. Unfortunately many tsunami unaware residents used the moment to collect fish stranded on the dry seafloor rather than evacuating. Before Tsunami hit the Thailand land in