How did Australia respond to the 2004 tsunami?
The majority of people injured were foreign tourists on vacation. In the immediate aftermath of the tsunami, Australia provided emergency medical assistance and supported local authorities with disaster victim identification. In addition to the humanitarian response, Australia also provided longer term support.
When did Australia last have a tsunami?
Records of Tsunamis affecting Australia
|Date||Australian region where tsunami effects were recorded||Source Region|
|June 3, 1994||WA||Java|
|May 15, 1995||NSW||New Caledonia|
|December 26, 2004||NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA||Sumatra|
|May 3, 2006||NSW, QLD, TAS, VIC||Tonga|
How many tourists were killed in the 2004 tsunami?
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami timeline
+1.5 hours: Beaches in southern Thailand are hit by the tsunami. Among the 5,400 who died were 2,000 foreign tourists.
How many people left homeless in 2004 tsunami?
Tsunami of 2004, caused by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake, is the most devastating tsunami in modern times, affecting 18 countries in Southeast Asia and Southern Africa, killing more than 250,000 people in a single day, and leaving more than 1.7 million homeless.
How likely is it for a tsunami to happen in Australia?
Tsunamis are rare events in Australia, usually only occurring once every two years and presenting little threat of land inundation to our coastal communities.