Asian Tsunami Disaster
The 2004 earthquake in the Indian Ocean was a submarine of mega-thrust earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, centered on the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The same quake is known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake. The resulting tsunami is given different names, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, the Asian tsunami, the tsunami in Indonesia and the Boxing Day tsunami. The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing more than 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 feet) high. He was one of the worst natural disasters in history. Indonesia was worst hit, followed by Sri Lanka, India and Thailand.
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