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The impact of natural disasters on the environment and people of Burma/Myanmar

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Title: Cyclone Nargis and its aftermath
Description/subject: Link to a top-level category in OBL
Language: English
Source/publisher: Online Burma/Myanmar Library
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 July 2012

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Title: Report on Post Tsunami Survey along the Myanmar Coast for December 2004 Sumatra-Andaman Earthquake
Date of publication: June 2005
Description/subject: A giant earthquake occurred off Sumatra Island of Indonesia, on December 26, 2004. The earthquake, an interplate event, caused by the subduction of Indo-Australian) plate beneath the Andaman (or Burma) microplate was the largest in size (Mw 9.1) in the world for the last 40 years. While the epicenter was located west off Sumatra Island, the aftershock zone extended through the Nicobar to the Andaman Islands. This earthquake generated a tsunami which devastated the shores of Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South India, and Thailand as far as the east coast of Africa. More than 200,000 people are thought to have died as a result of the tsunami. In Myanmar, however, the damage and casualties were relatively small compared to other countries that were impacted.This report summarizes the results of a survey to documents the effects of the tsunami along the Myanmar coast and seeks to identify why the damage was much smaller than the neighboring Thai coast, and how vulnerable the Myanmar coast may be for future tsunamis.
Author/creator: Kenji Satake, Than Tin Aung et al
Language: English
Source/publisher: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
Format/size: pdf (992 kb)
Alternate URLs: http://unit.aist.go.jp/actfault-eq/english/topics/Myanmar/report.pdf
Date of entry/update: 21 September 2010