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Back in December 26, 2004, India, Indonesia and Thailand trembled when a massive 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook. The tsunami which came after was called the Boxing Day tsunami.
Typical of such disasters, the deadly aftereffects came when the earthquakes triggered a deadly tsunami which engulfed beaches of the affected areas. The catastrophe claimed the lives of over 230,000 people.
This raw video footage was recorded in Thailand, featuring the moment the tsunami hit the beach. Clear in this video is how oblivious the tourists were of the danger signs of a tsunami.
The waters receded and within 2 minutes the massive earthquake displaced the tides, forming titanic waves that rushed towards the beach. The tsunami instantly swept boats and tourists away with the powerful current.
We at Trending News Portal stress the importance of being informed of the warning signs of both an earthquake and a tsunami.