Babah Nipah area, Aceh west coast, showing detail of destruction by the 2004 tsunami


Because of the earthquake associated with the tsunami, some coastal regions sank below sea level and are unlikely to be recovered.

Further reading

Pararas-Carayannis, George, ‘Great earthquake and tsunami of 26 December 2004 in the Indian Ocean'

‘Tsunami Disaster - Aceh, Sumatra, Indonesia',

Year span

2004 - 2005