1941 Andaman Islands earthquake

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1941 Andaman Islands earthquake
1941 Andaman Islands earthquake is located in India
1941 Andaman Islands earthquake
Date 26 June 1941 (1941-06-26)
Magnitude 7.7-8.1 Mw
Epicenter 12°30′N 92°34′E / 12.50°N 92.57°E / 12.50; 92.57Coordinates: 12°30′N 92°34′E / 12.50°N 92.57°E / 12.50; 92.57
Areas affected India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sri Lanka
Tsunami yes
Casualties 7,000

The 1941 Andaman Islands earthquake was a powerful 7.7 to 8.1 magnitude earthquake that struck the Andaman Islands on June 26, 1941. Details of this event are poorly known as much of Southeast Asia was in the turmoil of World War II. The quake cause severe damage in the Andaman Islands and as many as 7,000 people were possibly killed by the earthquake and tsunami in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, and Sri Lanka. There may have been damage and deaths in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Thailand due to the tsunami.

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