The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on 26 December with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, IndonesiaThe resulting tsunami was given various names, including the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, South Asian tsunami, Indonesian tsunami, the Christmas tsunami and the Boxing Day tsunami.
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On 26th December 2004,the Indian Ocean was hit by tsunamis which are considered to be the most effective tsunami in the living conditions of people in the coastal region.Seismologists at Northwestern University in Illinois later upgraded the earthquake to magnitude 9.3 on Richter scale.this was  the highest magnitude for any earthquake...