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On the night of December 26, 2004, a massive quake of magnitude 9.1-9.3 — with its epicenter in Bay of Bengal — triggered one of the biggest Tsunamis the world had ever witnessed. The massive waves, measuring up to 30 meters, created havoc in 15 different countries killing more than 2,00,000 people. More than half of those who perished in the calamity belonged to Indonesia.
In India, over 10,136 people were killed in the disaster, with majority of the casualties reported from Tamil Nadu, which is considered to be one of the deadliest in recorded history of the country.
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