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Indian Ocean region vulnerable to major tsunamis

Sri Lanka and much of the Indian Ocean region are vulnerable to as large or even larger tsunamis than the 2004 magnitude 9.2 Sumatra earthquake, a new study has warned.

The study on the frequency of past giant earthquakes in the Indian Ocean region shows that Sri Lanka, and much of the Indian Ocean, is affected by large tsunamis at highly variable intervals, from a few hundred to more than one thousand years.