18 years of tragedy for the Indian Ocean Tsunami

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More than 220,000 people were killed in Indonesia alone, and many more were rendered homeless.

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On the morning of December 26, 2004, a large underwater earthquake occurred off the Indonesian coast of Sumatra. The magnitude 9.1 earthquake was the largest ever recorded in the Indian Ocean and was one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in the globe. It caused the sea floor to rise and fall, resulting in a succession of tsunamis. Numerous nations, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand, were impacted by these waves as they crossed the Indian Ocean. In the impacted locations, the tsunami caused significant destruction and loss of life. More than 220,000 people were killed in Indonesia alone, and many more were rendered homeless.

In the impacted locations, the tsunami caused significant destruction and loss of life. More than 220,000 people were killed in Indonesia alone, and many more were rendered homeless. The calamity is estimated to have caused approximately 3,000,000 deaths, making it one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. The economic impact of the tsunami was considerable, with damages estimated in the billions of dollars.

The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami was a catastrophic natural disaster that impacted the lives of millions of people in the affected nations. It serves as a reminder of the strength of nature and the need to be prepared for natural calamities. Although we cannot always prevent these types of disasters, we may decrease their impact via improved preparation and response efforts.

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There were 12,405 deaths in India, including 107 in Andhra Pradesh, 177 in Kerala, 8009 in Tamil Nadu, 599 in Pondicherry, and 3,513 in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. 14 Indians died overseas; thirteen in Sri Lanka and one in the Maldives.

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