Why were the effects of the boxing day tsuanami so serious?

The Indian Ocean tsunami was one of the most destructive natural disasters that's ever happened. It affected most countires bordering the Indian Ocean e.g. Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka

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  • Why were the effects of the boxing day tsunami so serious?
    • It was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded
    • The disaster occured during the tourist season
    • The wave travelled thousands of kilometers
    • Many areas are densely populated
    • Many coastal regions are low lying
    • There were no early warning systems of disaster plan in place


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