Today is the ninth anniversary of the Boxing Day Tsunami catastrophe which took away the lives of nearly 2.3 million.
A tremor of magnitude 9 was occurred 30 kilo meters below the seafloor when the Indian plate was thrust on to the Burma plate. This in turn raised the sea floor by several meters. The energy released by this tremor was estimated to the equivalent of 23000 Hiroshima sized bombs!
Most affected countries by the tsunami were around the Indian Ocean basin including Indonesian Islands, India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Maldives and Malaysia. East coast of African continent, Somalia was also affected by this disaster.
Many of the affected countries have remembered their loved ones on the coasts of Indian Ocean today. Tsunami has left many of the survivors to pick up the pieces of their lives without their loved ones.