On December 26 a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean.
It was a result of the indo Australian plate subduction below the Eurasian plate
It was caused by an earthquake measuring more than a magnitude. The earthquake caused the sea floor to uplift , displacing the sea water above
In open Ocean the tsunami measured less than 1 meter high . The tsunami travelled at the speed up to 800km per hour .
When the tsunami hit the shores , the Height of the wave increased by 15 meters in some areas
A quarter of a million people died
Two million people were left homeless.
People were swept away in the waters which arrived rapidly without warning
Thirteen countries were effected the worst being Indonesia
Indonesia was hit by the tsunami first after forty five minutes later the tsunami reached Thailand.
And many more major impact .