This tsunami began as an 9.0 magnitude earthquake. It travelled at 800 km per hour and had 10-m high waves. It set off a nuclear emergency and killed over 18,000 people and costs approximately $235 billion in damages.
2) Sumatra, Indonesia - 26 December 2004
It began as a 9.1 magnitude earthquake and reached 50 m of height on impact. Approximately 230,000 people were killed and the damages sustained from the disaster are worth an estimated US $10 billion.
2) Evacuate. Sometimes when the tsunami is large enough, the best way to avoid physical damage to humans is to take shelter on higher ground (or ground that is far enough inland to not be hurt by the waves or by flooding).
3) Keep listening to the radio or a news source, which will broadcast changes and developments as they happen so you can keep informed about the current situation.
4) If your home is near the coast, make sure it is elevated by at least ten feet to try and withstand the flooding.
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