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An earthquake measuring 7.2 magnitude that shook the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatra, Monday, October 25, 2010, causing a wave of deadly attacks, the tsunami. The entire settlement is located on the west coast archipelago was hit by a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

Indonesia is no longer stranger to disaster. In December 2004, a large tsunami occurred in Aceh. Then the next three months occurred in Nias. Another year, precisely July 17, 2006, the tsunami also occurred in Pangandaran, West Java.

Tunami track record have occurred since the year was 6000 BC. The page notes list scientific media all-powerful tsunami that has ever happened on earth.

6000 BC
Cluster of large snow avalanche in Sicily and fell into the sea. Landslide that occurred on 8 thousand years ago has triggered the tsunami spread across the Mediterranean Sea. There is no historical record of this disaster. Only the scientists predict a tsunami geology at 320 kilometers per hour it reaches a height of 10 floors of the building.

November 1, 1755
After the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon, Portugal, and rocked much of Europe. Many people who take refuge in the boat. However, the tsunami actually happens. Inevitably this disaster killed more than 60 thousand people.

August 27, 1883
The eruption of Mount Krakatau in the Sunda Strait, triggering a tsunami that drowned the coast of Sumatra, northern Java, and the Thousand Islands. Wave power could drag rock weighing 600 tons to the beach. 36 thousand people have died in vain.

June 15, 1896

Waves as high as 30 feet emerged shortly after the earthquake in Japan. The whole east coast was swept away by the tsunami. 27 thousand people died.

April 1, 1946
Large earthquake in Alaska caused a big wave in Hawaii. Disasters are often referred to as the mystery of “April Fools tsunami” that killed 159 people.

July 9, 1958
SR 8.3 magnitude earthquake in Alaska caused a huge wave up to 576 feet in Lituya Bay, Alaska. This is the largest tsunami recorded in modern times.

Fortunately, tsunamis occur in isolated places, so it does not cause many casualties. This tsunami caused only two fishermen died, due to hit the waves shipwrecked.

May 22, 1960
The largest earthquake ever recorded at 8.6 magnitude in Chile. This earthquake created a tsunami that hit the Chilean coast within 15 minutes. High waves occur up to 25 meters. This tsunami killed 1,500 people in Chile and Hawaii.

March 27, 1964
Alaska Earthquake “Good Friday” measuring 8.4 magnitude, causing a wave of 67 meters at Valdez Inlet region, Alaska. Wave with the speed of 640 kilometers per hour, killing more than 120 people. Ten of them from the Crescent City, California, which has also received submissions waves as high as 6.3 meters.

August 23, 1976
Tsunami in the southwest Philippines killed eight thousand people. It also triggered a large wave of earthquakes around the coast.

July 17, 1998
Earthquake with magnitude 7.1 power generating tsunamis in Papua New Guinea. BESA wave quickly kill 2,200 people.

December 26, 2004
All-powerful earthquake with a strength of 9.3 magnitude rocked the Indian Ocean, off the west coast of Aceh. Most major earthquake along the last 40 years raises wave heights in North Sumatra, West Coast of Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand, East Coast of India, Sri Lanka, even to the East Coast of Africa.

At least 320 thousand people from eight countries died. This disaster is the biggest killers in history.

March 28, 2005
Three months later, the tsunami also occurred in Sumatra. Off the coast of Nias earthquake measuring 8.7 magnitude that it triggered a large tsunami that killed 1,300 people on Nias Island, West Sumatra.