The Andaman and Nicobar Islands comprise 572 islands (land masses at low and high tide), of which 38 are inhabited by people from the mainland and indigenous tribes. The islands were just north of the earthquake epicentre, and the tsunami reached a height of 15 metres (49 ft) in the southern Nicobar Islands.
Which part of India was affected by tsunami?
In mainland India, Tamil Nadu and Andhra were worst affected. Chennai was one of the most major cities to be affected by the tsunami. The death toll in India alone is above 18,000. Interestingly, the tsunami managed to travel 5,000 km to Africa with sufficient force to cause casualty and damage property.
Is tsunami coming to India?
The government today said there was no tsunami threat to India in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami in Japan. In a statement, the Home Ministry said the Hyderabad-based Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) has informed that the tsunami threat does not exist in respect of India.
How many times tsunami hit in India?
In a total of 8 tidal waves classified as a tsunami since 1762 a total of 26,040 people died in India. Compared to other countries, Tsunamis therefore occur rather rarely.
What was the biggest tsunami?
Is there a tsunami in 2020?
On 30 October 2020, a significant tsunami triggered by an earthquake of magnitude 7.0 Mw hit the island of Samos (Greece) and the Aegean coast of the Izmir region (Turkey).
Where was the most recent tsunami?
UPDATE – 5 December 2018
The 28 September 2018 magnitude 7.5 Palu, Indonesia earthquake (0.178°S, 119.840°E, depth 13 km) occurred at 1002 UTC. The major earthquake triggered catastrophic liquefaction, landslides, and a near-field tsunami that resulted in direct damage, impact, economic loss, and loss of life.