What were you doing on DECEMBER 26, 2004 - FIve years ago?www.phukettsunami.blogspot.comOn 26 December 2004, while most of us were enjoying Christmas at home, on the other side of the world people were fighting for their lives.
An earthquake registering 9 on the Richter Scale struck off the western coast of Sumatra, Indonesia on Boxing Day morning, 2004. It triggered tidal waves up to 30 feet high that swept into coastal villages and seaside resorts.
The earthquake was felt as far away as Bangladesh, and the resulting tsunami was so powerful it killed more than 225,000 people in eleven countries.
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WHAT WERE YOU DOING ON DECEMBER 26?
Decisions for Recovery: Rebuilding after the Boxing Day tsunami