Today is the 13th anniversary of what is known here as either the Boxing Day Tsunami or the Andaman Sea Tsunami. Last year, I wrote an ASAD article about the impact that event had on me personally as well as the island in southern Thailand that became my permanent home afterwards. The earthquake that triggered this tsunami occurred at 07:58:53 local Phuket time (GMT +7) on … Continue reading Tsunami!
The Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a unitary sovereign state and transcontinental country located mainly in Southeast Asia with some territories in Oceania. Situated between the Indian and Pacific oceans, it is the world’s largest island country, with more than seventeen thousand islands. At 735,358 square miles (1,904,569 square kilometers), Indonesia is the world’s 14th-largest country in terms of land area and world’s seventh-largest … Continue reading Indonesia #B243 (2005)
The events of December 26, 2004, in the Andaman Region of the Indian Ocean and surrounding areas changed my life. For this was the day — the day following Christmas, traditionally termed Boxing Day by the British and her former colonies — that a massive earthquake of between 9.1 and 9.3 magnitude occurred under the sea bed off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The quake riggered a series … Continue reading Boxing Day Tsunami 2004