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Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami (6942 words)
The devastating megathrust earthquake of December 26th, 2004 occurred on the interface of the India and Burma plates and was cause by the release of stresses that develop as the India plate subducts beneath the overriding Burma plate.
A tsunami (1) was triggered by this earthquake in the Bay of Bengal.
Tsunami run-up is the vertical distance between the maximum height reached by the water on shore and the mean-sea-level surface.
2004 Indian Ocean earthquake: Information from Answers.com (6352 words)
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, known by the scientific community as the Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC (07:58:53 local time) December 26 2004 with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.
The 2004 earthquake and tsunami seem to be the deadliest natural disaster since either the 1976 Tangshan earthquake or the 1970 Bhola cyclone, or could conceivably exceed both of these.
In what may be the most significant positive result of the tsunami, the widespread devastation led the main rebel group GAM to declare a cease-fire on December 28, 2004, followed by the Indonesian government, and the two groups resumed long-stalled peace talks, which resulted in a peace agreement signed August 15, 2005.
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