Thailand was one of the countries that was hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. … The tsunami struck the west coast of Phuket island, flooding and causing damage to almost all the major beaches such as Patong, Karon, Kamala, and Kata beach.
What country was most affected by the 2004 tsunami?
The hardest-hit and most severely affected countries were India, Indonesia, Maldives, Sri Lanka and Thailand. Malaysia, Myanmar, Seychelles, Somalia and the United Republic of Tanzania were also affected.
What was the biggest tsunami?
When was the last tsunami in the world?
Tsunami of January 22, 2017 (Bougainville, P.N.G.)
Why was the death toll so high in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami?
The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was caused by an earthquake that is thought to have had the energy of 23,000 Hiroshima-type atomic bombs. … Within hours of the earthquake, killer waves radiating from the epicenter slammed into the coastlines of 11 countries, damaging countries from east Africa to Thailand.
What happened to Karl family in the impossible?
In the moments before the tsunami struck, Karl had been playing in a hotel room with his two younger brothers. His parents were only yards away, but outside. When the waters rushed in the entire family was swept away. By the time the waves subsided Karl mistakenly thought he had been transported to another island.