This is the Epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occurred on this day at 2:46:28 UTC 36 kilometrs deep. A 10cm tsunami, landslides in rural areas, a reported house collapse,that is, minor damage.
Sri Lankan authorities report 30,196 confirmed deaths  after the island was hit by the tsunami resulting from the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake on December 26, 2004. Many of the dead were children and the elderly. The south and east coasts were worst hit. One and a half million people have been displaced from their homes.
1755, on november 1st at 9:20am, Lisbon was hit by an earthquake with epicenter 200 km. in the Atlantic Ocean. It was followed by a tsunami with waves of 4 stores high. After the quake the city was hit by fires because of open cooking-fireplaces and lamps.
More than 60000 of 250000 people were killed in Lisbon and thousands in the outskirts.
The quake hit when there was an All Sai...