Monday, 26 December 2016
Boxing Day, Tsunami now twelve years ago
It's Boxing Day, Tsunami now twelve years ago when so many people perished after a 9.1 magnitude earthquake that set off the Indian Ocean tsunami. Centered off the west coast of Indonesia's Sumatra island, it was the world's third-largest earthquake since 1900. Approximately 230.000 have estimated to have been killed by this tsunami.
Boxing Day, Tsunami now twelve years ago for the Indian Ocean tsunami; The tsunami in full approach on the Thailand coast, twelve years ago today
The number of countries where people died in the tsunami. Indonesia suffered the most deaths (167,540), followed by Sri Lanka (35,322), India (16,269), Thailand (8,212), Somalia (289), Maldives (108), Malaysia (75), Myanmar (61) and Tanzania (13). Two each died in Bangladesh, Seychelles, South Africa and Yemen, and one died in Kenya.
A sad day to remember. RIP to all those that passed away.