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Indonesia Tsunami/ indian Ocean Earthquake (2004)

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58 UTC on Sunday, 26 December 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. With a magnitude of Mw 9.1-9.3, it is the third largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. The earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes.
The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing over 230,000 people in fourteen countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (98 ft) high.
It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Indonesia was the hardest-hit country, followed by Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand.

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