Indian Ocean Tsunami of 2004

By: Maybelle

Indian Ocean Tsunami

The Indian Ocean Tsunami happened in 2004 in Thailand. It occurred on December 26, and it was huge. It killed about 230,000 people in 14 countries. There were waves up to 30 meteres or 100ft high. It was one of deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. It had a 9.0 magnitude quake. It traveled as far as 3,000 miles to Africa and still arrived with sufficient force to kill people and destroy property.

What are Tsunamis, Tornadoes, and Hurricanes?

Tsunami's are giant waves caused by earthquakes, landslides, or volcanic interruptions under the sea. While Hurricanes are huge storms with high winds and heavy rain. Tornadoes are fast speed columns of air that stretch from thunderstorm clouds to the earth's surface.