JAKARTA, Indonesia - A 6-foot-high tsunami crashed into beach resorts and fishing villages along Indonesiaís Java island Monday, killing at least 339 people, leaving many missing and sending thousands fleeing to higher ground in terror, witnesses and officials said.
Regional agencies issued bulletins that a 7.7-magnitude undersea earthquake was strong enough to send a killer wav...
Sri Lankan authorities report 30,196 confirmed deaths  after the island was hit by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004. Many of the dead were children and the elderly. The south and east coasts were worst hit. One and a half million people have been displaced from their homes.
In the summer of 1995 an iceberg broke in two pieces and it rolled round. The result was a huge tsunami rolling towards the city of Uummannaq.
In the bay of Uummannaq local fishermen and hunters had their boats an on a small island a hunter had his dogs chained. A few days before a local plumber had recieved a load of iron pipes they were placed on a barge in the bay.