Tsunami haunts Southeast Asian countries 10 years later

Ten years after a tsunami killed nearly 250,000 people across Southeast Asia, survivors continue to deal with fallout from the disaster.



Friday marks 10 years since an earthquake created massive waves that struck 14 countries.



In communities like Lambada, a village in Indonesia, few of the children are older than 10.



More than 1.7 million people were displaced and more than 227,000 people are believed to have died.



For weeks, photos of the missing and lists of names papered bulletin boards across Thailand. Many were never found.



The third-largest earthquake ever recorded -- measured at a magnitude of 9.1 -- is believed to have displaced several feet of water across 600 miles of the Indian Ocean floor. The resulting wave grew to be massive, drawing water away from the shore before hammering coastlines. A second wave followed, moving farther inland.



The resulting damage was incomprehensible. Ten years later, the damage has been cleaned up and homes have been rebuilt, but the emotional and psychological scars remain.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."