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The Dynamic of Tsunami 12/26

While in a war zone, Acheh stroked by tsunamis in the wake of the most powerful earthquake the planet has seen in history;  from the epicenter of the 9.0 magnitude quake, located about 160 kilometers (100 miles) off the coast of Acheh at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).


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Number of casualties

From: Djuli
Category: Acheh Tsunami
Date: 12/28/04
Time: 09:34:57 -0500


As 10 pm Dec. 26th 2004 ------------------ Number of casualties (dead): Banda Acheh: 400 Kuala Tripa Hotel collapsed Pidie: 165, capital Sigli jail broken by heavy wave, 204 inmates escaped. Jeumpa/Bireuen: 99, Djuli District worst off; Krueng Mane: 80, Gandapura 11, Samalanga 53, North Acheh: Lhok Seumawe: 131, Tanah Pasir: 200, Samudra: 150, Syamtalira Bayu: 300 (At Lancok especially bad, only a handful survive) Central Acheh (Highland Takengon, not very badly affected, only landslide at a few places). Total all Acheh: 1900. Infrastructure heavily damaged. Indonesian VP Yusuf Kalla is leading a press group visit to Acheh tomorrow (27th). Requests by international humanitarian groups to visit Acheh have not been granted, the reason given being that the GoI has not yet formed a coordinating authority to facilitate their visit.



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