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Tsunamis in Indian Ocean
26 December 2004:
The ‘Boxing Day’ tsunami that strike the Indian Ocean region which is caused by an earthquake with magnitude between 9.1 and 9.3 Richter scale. The earthquake triggered a series of lethal tsunamis which killed an approximately 230,000 peoples across Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries. As the epicenter of the earthquake was located about 250km south-southeast of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Banda Aceh accounted for the highest casualties. It was reported that the earthquake caused tsunami waves of up to 15 m high, reaching as far as Somalia on the east coast of Africa which is 4500 km west of epicentre. This deadliest natural disaster ever recorded in history is an example of tele-tsunami; series of tsunami that travel within vast distances across the open ocean.
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26 August 1883: