By Tamar Lapin. December 23, am Updated December 24, pm. Jaw-dropping footage emerged Sunday showing a giant tsunami wave sweeping away a boy band mid-performance in Indonesia. Crowds can be seen in the shocking video swaying along to a beachside Saturday performance by the rock band Seventeen — seconds before the natural disaster hits, engulfing the stage.
Triggered by a massive undersea quake off the coast of Indonesia, the Asian tsunami pounded Indian Ocean coastlines with waves up to feet high, catching victims and the world's leading scientists by storm. Are we better prepared for the next big one? Where will the next one hit? See how early warning systems are currently being developed and meet the lucky few who survived this epic disaster. Stream hundreds of shows by starting your free trial to Smithsonian Channel Plus. Check the availability of this title and explore our vast library of original documentaries and series. Don't panic!
5 Powerful Videos That Capture the Devastation of Japan's 2011 Tsunami
A strong magnitude 6. At least 20 aftershocks have been recorded after a 6. A strong 6. Indonesia is set to install buoys and cable base tsunameters CBT near Mount Krakatau volcano on Wednesday to give early warning when tidal waves occur near the volcano, officials said. Searching a debris-strewn beach for victims of Indonesia's deadly tsunami, a rescue team happened upon a giant sea turtle trapped in a pile of marine trash.
Full raw footage filmed by some Japanese people in the city of Kesennuma. Japan Tsunami at full height from the ground level. A very touching tsunami memorial video made by Chris Valentine featuring most of the videos available on this site.