was an undersea earthquake that occurred at 00:58 UTC, or 7:58 local time in the region deldomingo December 26, 2004 (21:58 hours Pacific West Coast on Saturday December 25, 2004), with its epicenter on the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake caused a series of tsunamisdevastadores along the coasts of most countries bordering the Indian Ocean, killing large numbers of people and flooding in its wake a large number of coastal communities through most of the south and Southeast Asia, including parts of Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India and Thailand. Although initial estimates had determined the death toll at more than 275,000, not counting the thousands of missing persons, a more recent analysis generated by the UN leaves a total of 229,866 casualties, including 186,983 dead and 42,883 missing. The sample excludes 400 to 600 people may have died in Burma, which is far more than the 61 deaths that leave the central government projections. If statistics are reliable Myanmar, the number of deaths would amount to at least 230,000 people, of which the catastrophe is the ninth deadliest natural disaster in modern history. The disaster is known in Asia and in the international media as the Asian Tsunami, tsunami is called boxing in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and elReino Kingdom, because it happened on Boxing Day since the December 26 holiday is called well in these countries. The tsunami occurred exactly one year after the 2003 earthquake that devastated the city of Bam and iranímeridional exactly two years before the 2006 Hengchun earthquake.