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The Tsunami, One Year Later

On December 26, 2004, entire regions of the Indian Ocean basin were devastated by giant waves of water, caused by an underwater earthquake in a volitile and active subduction zone. The world watched in horror as the scale of devastation became clear.

This week, Scientific American is out with a major report on the disaster that deserves reading. “Tsunami: Wave of Change” provides an overview of what we know — and what we don’t know — about tsunamis.