The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

• The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Ten years ago, December 26, 2004, at the bottom of the Indian Ocean earthquake of magnitude 9, 1 point that generated a powerful tsunami that struck the coast of fourteen countries and killed more than 230,000 people. The Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 was one of the deadliest natural disasters in human history. On the tenth anniversary of the tragedy of the whole of Asia held a ceremony of commemoration of the victims.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The first tsunami wave hits the town of Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The water receded from the shore in front of a tsunami near Krabi, Thailand, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The wave of the tsunami hits the coast of one of the Andaman Islands in the 23 kilometers from the island of Phuket in southern Thailand, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The waves washed away houses in Maddampegame 60 kilometers south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Tourists watch as the tsunami waves came down on the coast, the hotel Casuarina Beach Hotel in Penang in the north-west of Malaysia about 13 pm local time, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The waves washed away houses in Maddampegame, Sri Lanka, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Satellite image of the coast of Kalutara, Sri Lanka, December 26, 2004 at 10:20 am local time, immediately after the tsunami.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The destroyed and flooded village after the tsunami in Banda Aceh in Aceh in Indonesia, December 28, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Beach Marina in the Indian city of Madras after the tsunami, December 26, 2004. On the southern coast of India, killing nearly 18,000 people.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Beach Marina in the Indian city of Madras after the tsunami, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Phuket, Thailand, after the tsunami December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

A woman mourns his relative, who was killed during the tsunami in Cuddalore, 180 kilometers south of the city of Madras, December 28, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2. Destroyed area of ​​the city of Banda Aceh in Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, December 26, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same area as in the previous photo, 1 December 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2 littered with debris road in the district Large Aceh in Aceh on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, January 9, 2005.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same way as in the previous picture, November 29, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2 Indonesian soldiers unloaded the corpses in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, January 9, 2005. In Indonesia, killing about 150 thousand people.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. A man walks near a mass grave on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 11, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2. A damaged mosque in the coastal area of ​​the city of Banda Aceh, December 26, 2004. All the houses in the district were destroyed by the tsunami.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same place as on the previous photo, 1 December 2014. Renovated new home mosque.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2. The destruction caused to the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, January 8, 2005.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same place as the previous picture, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 11, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 1 of 2. People go for victims of the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 28, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same place as the previous picture, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 10, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Pipi Island, Thailand, December 28, 2004.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Photo 2 of 2. The same beach, as in the previous picture, on the eve of the tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the islands Pipi in Thailand, December 12, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The mosque was destroyed in the 2004 tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 14, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Women mourn at the mass grave in the tenth anniversary of the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 26, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

The ruins of a bridge in the city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, December 14, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Installing the victims' names at the Museum of the tsunami in Aceh

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Personal belongings of tsunami victims in the police station in the province of Phang Nga, Thailand, December 19, 2014.

The tenth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean

Hundreds of lanterns symbolizing the souls of the victims of the tsunami, fly into the sky during the ceremony of obedience to the 10th anniversary of the disaster in the province of Phang Nga, Thailand, December 26, 2014.