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Why were so many of the Mosques in Aceh Indonesia left standing when all of the buildings that surrounded them were obliterated by the 2004 tsunami?

This was a question I heard asked by many foreign NGO volunteers following the disaster. I have my own hypothesis, but welcome other ideas as this might prompt safer building (MORE)

Why did the tsunami in banda aceh happen?

A earthquake beneath the sea happened right next to Banda Aceh, this triggered a Tsunami. Banda Aceh was next to it so it got hit the worst. The waves were up to 30 metres hig (MORE)