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The Memorial is dedicated to victims of the Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004.

The tsunami was caused by an underwater earthquake of up to 9.15 in magnitude, making it the second largest earthquake ever reported. The tsunami affected Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Maldives, Somalia, Myanmar, Malaysia, South India and Thailand, with the furthest death recorded in South Africa. The death toll is believed to be up to 250,000.

Note: A tsunami is a very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic eruption.


Address:Quay Street, Riverside Park, Rockhampton, 4700
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -23.376718
Long: 150.514056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Disaster
Actual Event Start Date:26-December-2004
Actual Event End Date:26-December-2004


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 1st January, 2005
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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