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Asian Tsunami, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishAsian Tsunami, thethe Asian TsunamiAsian Tsunami, the // (also 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake)  a series of tsunamis caused by a very severe earthquake (=shaking of the earth) that took place on December 29th, 2004 under the sea with its centre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The tsunamis affected eleven countries on the Indian Ocean, and killed 225,000 people. The worst affected countries were India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.
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