Subduction of the India plate beneath the Burma plate caused the great earthquake and the devastating tsunami of 26 December 2004 along the western coast of the island of Sumatra.

Another great tsunamigenic earthquake occurred on 28 March 2005 near Nias Island off the coast of Sumatra.

During the monumental Indian Ocean tsunamis on December 26, my wife, my son and I had just arrived at the south end of Patong Beach, on the island of Phuket, one of … The 2006 Hengchun earthquake happened on Tuesday December 26, 2006 at 12:25 UTC (20:25 local time) near Taiwan.On the surface the center of the earthquake was about 22.8 km west southwest of Hengchun, Pingtung County, Taiwan.The center of the earthquake underground was 21.9 km deep in the Luzon Strait. Origins: The destruction and loss of life caused by the 26 December tsunami was on a scale incomprehensible to ordinary human understanding. Countries across the Indian Ocean are today solemnly marking the fifth anniversary of the tsunami that killed almost 250,000 people. INTRODUCTION Following the disastrous tsunamis of 26 December 2004 and 28 March 2005 in Indonesia, yet another earthquake caused a tsu-nami with a large number of deaths and vast property damage. The 26 December 2004 Sumatra Earthquake, Mw 9.3, ruptured the subduction-type fault of more than 1000 km, generated the mega tsunami, and took away about 230,000 lives.
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This extraordinary event triggered numerous tsunami research. The 2004 tsunami impacted people in 15 countries along the Indian Oceon region. Our vacation in Thailand took an ominous turn the day after Christmas. December 26, 2006 Feels like yesterday, but it actually has been 2 years since the deadly natural disaster attacked. File photos. TSUNAMI, December 26, 2004. The earthquake had a magnitude of 9.0, making it the largest since a 9.2 earthquake hit off the coast of Alaska in 1964. On this day in 2004, a large earthquake shook the Indian Ocean floor west of the island of Sumatra, triggering a devastating tsunami that swamped coastal areas from Thailand to Africa and killed more than 200,000 people.

The earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean off the northwestern coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
Tue 26 Dec 2006 07.20 EST. Share on Facebook; ... Like other tsunami-hit areas, Sri Lankans observed two minutes' silence and lit candles. the need for adequate tsunami warning systems for the Indian Ocean region. The December 26, 2004 tsunami was caused by an undersea earthquake that occurred at 7:58 a.m. local time. The 17 July 2006 West Java earthquake (M w = 7.7) was located In Indonesia's … All told, …

The tsunami … On the night of December 26, 2004, a massive quake of magnitude 9.1-9.3 — with its epicentre in Bay of Bengal — triggered one of the biggest Tsunamis the world had ever witnessed. Some 35,000 people died in Sri Lanka. Left: Tourists caught by the first of six tsunami rolling towards Hat Rai Lay Beach, near Krabi in southern Thailand on December 26, 2004. Reports of the strength of the quake do not all agree.