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Tuesday, December 28, 2004


Tsunami Earthquake Relief Fund

As you are aware India along with other countries in the region has been severally hit by Tsunami tidal waves caused by an earthquake on 26th December 2004. Thousands of people in the coastal Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Union Territories of Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry have lost their lives and property worth millions of dollars has been damaged.

The Prime Minister of India has issued an appeal to all citizens to donate generously to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) to help fund the relief and rehabilitation measures.

The donations can be made as detailed below:

Cheques or draft or money order in the name of "The Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund" may be sent directly to: Prime Minister’s Office, South Block, New Delhi – 110001 (India)

Contribution may also be made directly to the following Prime Minister’s Relief Fund Account: In US Dollars : Account No.000-03847-4 with HSBC Bank USA New York (SWIFT CODE:- MRMD US 33 )

Please visit http://pmindia.nic.in/relieffund.htm for more details for sending your generous contribution to the Prime Minister National Relief Fund - INDIA by Credit Card, etc.

You may also make a donation through Red Cross or AidIndia or Asha for Education.

Info on Quake Disaster can be accessed at CNN and BBC

More information available at a blog dedicated to this disaster.

Other Blogs:
1. tsunamihelpneeded
2. tsunamihelpoffered
3. aidtsunami
4. vichaar.org

1. tsunamiphuket.wmv
2. katc.wmv
3. zeebeving.avi
4. patong_beach

* Please understand that even a day's wage can also make a lot of difference, if you are wondering what a reasonable contribution will be.

To eliminate your 'I was too lazy' excuse, let me remind you that you can do it online with the same credit card you use to order pizzas.

A video taken by a tourist.
An animation for better understanding.

This link shows top video clips linked in blogs. I guess presently the top ones are all related to the tsunamis.

For Brazilians!

The New York Times has a useful graphic that shows how the wave spread across the Indian Ocean.

Computer simulation by the NOAA based on seismic data from the event.

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