Wednesday, February 3, 2010


A boat is suspended on a roof of a house some kilometers inland, a grim reminder of the devastating force of the tsunami and earthquake that hit Sumatera on Boxing Day of 2004.

An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 9.3 occured in the Indian Ocean just north of Simeulue Island, off the western coast of northern Sumatra, at a depth of 30 km. The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along coasts bordering the Indian Ocean. In countries hardest hit, such as Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand, waves were recorded up to 30 m.

One of the deadliest natural disasters in history, the tragedy was also known as the Great Sumatra - Andaman earthquake and the Boxing Day Tsunami.

Source - Fascinating Indonesia (Visit Indonesia Year Booklet)

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