The December 2004 tsunami was caused by an earthquake. It happened in the
Indian Ocean just off the western coast of northern Sumatra, Indonesia. The
tsunami hit parts of India, Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Maylasia and Myanmar
and caused serious damage and death as far as Kenya and Somalia on the east
coast of Africa.
Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30333, U.S.A
Tel: (404) 639-3311 / Public Inquiries: (404) 639-3534 / (800) 311-3435