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Indian Ocean tsunami: 9 years later

Updated: 12/26/2013 7:54 AM
Created: 12/26/2013 7:49 AM WHEC.com

Thursday marks nine years since the deadly Indian Ocean tsunami. Around 230,000 people died in more than a dozen countries when a 9.3 magnitude earthquake created the huge waves.

There were no sea-level monitoring instruments in the Indian Ocean before that tsunami. After that tragedy, a network of warning centers and agencies were put into place to help predict the next earthquake or tsunami.

2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Credit: NBC News


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