Monday, May 7, 2012

Dreadful Indian oceanic earthquake/tsunami (2004)

The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004 was a submarine mega thrust earthquake with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

The earthquake was caused by subduction and triggered a sequence of overwhelming tsunamis beside the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing nearly 230,000 people in and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters feet high.

The shake itself is known by the scientific group of people as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake.
It caused the whole planet to tremble as much as 1 cm and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska.

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