Tsunami, 2004

Date: 26 December, 2004

Category: Undersea Megathrust Earthquake

The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami occurred on 26 December with an epicenter off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake had a moment magnitude of 9.1 - 9.3, killing 230,000 people in 14 countries and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 metres high. It is considered one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history.

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