skip navigation link
December 26, 2004 Sumatra Indonesia earthquake and tsunami

This is the fourth largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound, Alaska earthquake. The earthquake caused severe damage and casualties in northern Sumatra, Indonesia and in the Nicobar Islands, India. More than 297,248 people were either killed or listed as missing and presumed dead and 1,126,900 were displaced by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 13 countries in South Asia and East Africa. The estimated economic losses exceeded $10 billion

Event Data: