The deep sea earthquake and resulting Tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004 was a natural disaster of epic proportions. There’s no way it could have been avoided, the tectonic plates that caused the quake had simply reached their breaking point. However, people living in India and Sri Lanka could have been alerted before the tsunami hit their communities. Sadly, there were no adequate warning systems in place. Learn more on this Moment of Science.
You probably didn’t know that cinnamon is actually made from tree bark. The cinnamon tree is in the laurel family, and is grown in Sri Lanka.