Boxing Day Tsunami

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A major climatological disaster caused by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale, caused by subduction which triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing at least 230,000 people in 11 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters/100 feet high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
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It began as a military-led humanitarian response to the devastation wrought by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami that swept through parts of South-East Asia.
Tsunami Blues is about the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami but seen through the eyes of an old American blues man.
PETRA Nemcova has told how she relived the horror of the killer tsunami while watching The Impossible The Czech model suffered horrific injuries during the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami and her photographer fiance Simon Atlee was killed.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, 2011 Tohoku earthquake and most recently the event in Sumatra in April 2012 have made people more aware about tsunamis.
NOMAD has proven itself as a valuable tool for forensic odontologists in past disasters such as the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and last year's earthquake in Haiti.