2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami

At 07:58:53 in local time (UTC+7) on 26 December 2004, a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean. It was an undersea megathrust earthquake. A series of massive tsunami waves grew up to 30m high once heading inland, after being created by the underwater seismic activity offshore, and the Tsunami killed an estimated 227,898 peoples in 14 countries.

Thailand was one of the countries that were hit by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami. Due to proximity of the Andaman coasts of Thailand situated just about 500 km. east of the earth quake epi center, the Tsunami just took two (2) hours to reach and strike the western coastline of the country. The were estimated 5,400 people died, more than 8,000 were injured, and property destruction costs more than a Billion Baht.