Updated December 24, The Boxing Day tsunami in is believed to be the deadliest tsunami in history, killing more than , people across 14 countries. It began at am local time on December 26, , when a 9. Scientists say the earthquake was the third-biggest ever recorded, lasting up to 10 minutes and causing the Earth to vibrate up to one centimetre.
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Indian Ocean tsunami of , tsunami that hit the coasts of several countries of South and Southeast Asia in December The tsunami and its aftermath were responsible for immense destruction and loss on the rim of the Indian Ocean. On December 26, , at am local time, an undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9. Over the next seven hours, a tsunami —a series of immense ocean waves—triggered by the quake reached out across the Indian Ocean , devastating coastal areas as far away as East Africa.
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Home Explore the BBC. The tsunami killed more than , people in 13 countries. At least , people died in Indonesia alone.
The tsunami that affected the coasts of the Indian ocean on December 26, claimed close to lives, mainly on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia, which suffered overwhelming devastation. This article asks whether a tsunami warning system is needed in the Indian Ocean, where the probability of experiencing a similar catastrophe is very small. In addition, other alternatives, including land use planning and education focused on tsunami risk management, are presented.