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Effect of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on Finland

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The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, by far the worst disaster in the number of lives lost during peacetime Finland, killed 179 Finns in Thailand and Sri Lanka, and caused widespread public debate and investigations into the actions of Finnish officials who were claimed to have failed to help their citizens in the affected areas. [1]

25 relations: Aki Sirkesalo, Bangkok, Boxing Day, Coordinated Universal Time, Europe, Finland, Helsinki, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Jakarta, Khao Lak, Megathrust earthquake, Order of the Lion of Finland, Pfizer, Phuket Province, President of Finland, Richter magnitude scale, Sauli Niinistö, Scuba diving, Sri Lanka, Sumatra, Sweden, Text messaging, Thailand, 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

Aki Sirkesalo

Aki Pekka Antero Sirkesalo (July 25, 1962 – December 26, 2004) was a Finnish singer and broadcaster.

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Bangkok

Bangkok is the capital and the most populous city of Thailand.

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day is a holiday traditionally celebrated the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers, in the United Kingdom, Barbados, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica and other former British colonies.

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Coordinated Universal Time

Coordinated Universal Time (temps universel coordonné), abbreviated as UTC, is the primary time standard by which the world regulates clocks and time.

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Europe

Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.

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Finland

Finland (Suomi; Finland), officially the Republic of Finland, is a Nordic country in Northern Europe bordered by Sweden to the west, Norway to the north, and Russia to the east; Estonia lies to the south across the Gulf of Finland.

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Helsinki

Helsinki (Helsingfors) is the capital and largest city of Finland.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface.

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Indonesia

Indonesia (or; Indonesian), officially the Republic of Indonesia (Republik Indonesia), is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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Jakarta

Jakarta,Pronounced in Indonesian language:.

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Khao Lak

Khao Lak (เขาหลัก) is a series of villages, now tourist-oriented, mainly in the Takua Pa District and partly in the Thai Mueang District of Phang Nga Province, Thailand.

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Megathrust earthquake

Megathrust earthquakes occur at subduction zones at destructive convergent plate boundaries, where one tectonic plate is forced underneath another.

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Order of the Lion of Finland

The Order of the Lion of Finland (Suomen Leijonan ritarikunta; Finlands Lejons orden) is one of three official orders in Finland, along with the Order of the Cross of Liberty and the Order of the White Rose of Finland.

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Pfizer

Pfizer, Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical corporation headquartered in New York City, New York, with its research headquarters in Groton, Connecticut.

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Phuket Province

Phuket (ภูเก็ต) is one of the southern provinces (''changwat'') of Thailand.

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President of Finland

The President of the Republic of Finland (Suomen tasavallan presidentti, Republiken Finlands president) is the nation's head of state.

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Richter magnitude scale

The Richter magnitude scale (also Richter scale) assigns a magnitude number to quantify the energy released by an earthquake.

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Sauli Niinistö

Sauli Väinämö Niinistö (born 24 August 1948) is a Finnish politician who became the 12th President of Finland in 2012.

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Scuba diving

Scuba diving is a mode of underwater diving in which a diver uses a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (scuba) to breathe underwater.

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Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka (or; Sinhalese Śrī Laṃkāva, Tamil Ilaṅkai), officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and known from the beginning of British colonial rule until 1972 as Ceylon, is an island country in South Asia near south-east India.

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Sumatra

Sumatra (Sumatera) is an island in western Indonesia and part of the Sunda Islands.

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Sweden

Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Text messaging

Text messaging, or texting, is the act of composing and sending brief, electronic messages between two or more mobile phones, or fixed or portable devices over a phone network.

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Thailand

Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_the_2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_on_Finland

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