طولانی ترین زلزله ی جهان 10 دقیقه بوده است که بزرگی در حدود 9.1 تا 9.3 داشته است و دومین زلزله ی بزرگ ثبت شده می باشد.
این زلزله ، در26 دسامبر سال 2004 در اقیانوس هند، در سواحل غربی سوماترا اتفاق افتاده است
این زمین لرزه باعث یک سری از سونامی ویرانگر در امتداد سواحل شدکه در طی آن بیش از 225000 نفر کشته شدند.
در این زلزله کشورهای اندونزی، سریلانکا، هند و تایلند ویرانی های شدیدی را داشتند.
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake was an undersea (subduction) earthquake that occurred at 00:58:53 UTC on December 26, 2004, with an epicentre off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The earthquake triggered a series of devastating tsunamis along the coasts of most landmasses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing more than 225,000 people in eleven countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters (100 ft) high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in history. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, and Thailand were hardest hit.
With a magnitude of between 9.1 and 9.3, it is the second largest earthquake ever recorded on a seismograph. This earthquake had the longest duration of faulting ever observed, between 8.3 and 10 minutes. It caused the entire planet to vibrate as much as 1 cm (0.5 inches) and triggered other earthquakes as far away as Alaska. The disaster is known by the scientific community as the Great Sumatra-Andaman earthquake, and is also known as theAsian Tsunami and the Boxing Day Tsunami.