- More than a million children have lost their families in the tsunami.
- Eathquakes and killer tsunamis have wreaked havoc in various parts of the world time and again.
- A tsunami is not just one wave but a series of waves, much like dropping a rock into a pool of water.
- Earthquakes and tsunamis of those proportions have hit us in the past as we do live in a very vulnerable part of the world, on a tectonic plate.
- The majority of the damage and death came from a series of four huge tsunamis triggered by the eruption.
- Data on coastal flooding resulting from these tsunamis has been used to develop models of individual tsunamis.
- The second or third wave is usually the biggest, and some tsunamis have divided into seven or more waves.
- When such big undersea earthquakes do strike, giant tidal waves, given the name tsunamis by the Japanese, are sure to follow.
- There were no reports of damage or injuries, and the earthquake did not trigger a tsunami.
- Authorities in Indonesia now believe as many as 130,000 people were killed in the Boxing Day tsunamis.
- Hollywood celebrities have donated large sums of money to survivors of the tsunami disaster, via some of the big relief agencies that are currently working in South Asia.
- Other destructive historical earthquakes and tsunamis have been smaller.
- Many people refer to tsunamis as tidal waves, but scientists do not use this term to describe the phenomenon.
- Earthquakes and tsunamis are not the only natural disasters in need of better forecasting.
- Thousands are still missing in the nine countries hit by the tsunamis.
- The tsunami was caused by an earthquake and was unrelated to climate change.
- In the days since tsunami struck, newspaper reportage suggests a growing acknowledgement that disaster affects different groups of people differently.
- The Asian tsunami is the greatest humanitarian disaster in recent world history.
- Another rare event that may result from a tsunami is a standing wave or seiche.
- The southern coast took the main brunt of Sunday's massive earthquake-generated tsunamis.