By Malcolm Moore , and Meabh Ritchie. On December 26, , the western coast of Indonesia was shaken by a 9. The damage was felt in 14 countries, and 1. But at first, the huge scale of the quake and subsequent tsunamis wasn't immediately clear. Explore the graphic above or click here for the whole page experience to see what happened in the hours after the Indonesian quake, as the ripples spread throughout Asia and the world woke up to one of the most devastating natural disasters ever.
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On this page we provide answers to frequently ased questions about the Indian Ocean Tsunami. These are based on real questions that we have received during the days after the disaster. Q: "Can you tell whether there will be a similar tidal wave coming in the future from today, when and what will be the magnitude". A: Unfortunately, scientists cannot predict when the next large earthquake will occur, what its size will be, and whether a tsunami will be generated. From history, however, we do observe that large or great earthquake don't occur often. And, since not all earthquakes generate tsunamis, it is a very infrequent occurrence. While there have been many aftershock earthquakes in Indonesia, Nicobar and Andaman Islands in the last day 27 so far of magnitude greater than 5.
These multiple uses are not always compatible and may result in a wide array of problems for resource users and decision-makers. Coastal land is used for human settlement, agriculture, trade, industry and amenity. The coastal sea presents problems related to transport, fishing, dumping, mining, etc. There is overexploitation of fishery resources, pollution by dumping and an array of conflicts due to the interaction among user groups in congested marine areas Clark, c. In particular, the flow of rivers has often been severely modified for irrigation purposes, and they carry to the coastal areas the pollutants coming from inland agricultural and industrial activities.
Its eastern shore belongs to Jordan, and the southern half of its western shore belongs to Israel. The northern half of the western shore lies within the Palestinian West Bank and has been under Israeli occupation since the Arab-Israeli war. The Jordan River , from which the Dead Sea receives nearly all its water , flows from the north into the lake. The Dead Sea has the lowest elevation and is the lowest body of water on the surface of Earth.