Ten Years Since the Indian Ocean Tsunami. Alan Taylor; December 26, ; 34 Photos; In Focus. On this day, ten years ago, a magnitude earthquake.
On September 28, a magnitude earthquake struck Indonesia's Sulawesi island, near the city of Palu, also triggering a localized tsunami.
These photos revisit the devastation in Banda Aceh, the coastal town hit hardest by the tsunami triggered by an earthquake. The devastated district of Banda Aceh in Aceh province. Two fishing boats beside a commercial building in Banda Aceh.
In this combo picture, debris is strewn at a hotel near the popular Patong beach in Phuket, Thailand after a tsunami slammed the coast (top).
See photos of the destructive power of a tsunami—a giant wave caused by undersea earthquakes that can wipe out anything that didn't make it.