Is Malaysia safe from natural disasters?
Malaysia lies in a geographically stable region, relatively free from natural disasters, but is affected by flooding, landslides, haze and other man-made disasters. Annually, flood disasters account for significant losses, both tangible and intangible.
Where did the tsunami hit in Malaysia?
(Malay) There were serious damage in the provinces of Pulau Pinang, Perlis, Kedah, Perak dan Selangor. At least 53 people were killed, scores injured and 34 reported missing in several parts of Malaysia when tidal waves of up to five metres high hit the coastal regions as a result an earthquake in Sumatra.
Why Malaysia does not have natural disaster?
Malaysia is located in Southeast Asia along the Strait of Malacca and the South China Sea. It has a tropical climate with warm weather all year round. Malaysia is geographically located outside the Pacific Ring of Fire. Therefore, it is relatively free from certain severe crises found in neighboring countries.
How many tourists died in the 2004 tsunami?
December 26, 2004
+1.5 hours: Beaches in southern Thailand are hit by the tsunami. Among the 5,400 who died were 2,000 foreign tourists. +2 hours: The tsunami strikes the Sri Lankan coastline from the northeast and all around the southern tip; more than 30,000 people are dead or missing.