There have been only 10 earthquakes above 8 Richter since 1900, and today it was one of them, in Indonesia (north of Sumatra island).
Some areas in Thailand and Malaysia were also affected by the tsunamis, however the death count was worst in Indonesia for the SE Asia region - 400 people dead and counting.
Meanwhile, similar tsunamis and earthquakes also affected the Bay of Bengal area, wher more than 1500 people in India and 1000+ people in Sri Lanka have been the casualties (and still counting).
Even in the tiny island of Singapore (that is lucky enough to be sheltered in a straits by the island Sumatra and the Malayan Peninsula) the effects were still felt by some people living in the southern area of the island.
Is anyone affected by this?