In East Africa, the tsunami impact focused on Somalia some 5000 kilometers to the west of the earthquake epicenter. Hardest hit was a 650 kilometer stretch of the Somali coastline between Garacad (Mudung region) and Xaafuun ( Bari region), which forms part of the Puntland Province near the Horn of Africa.

Researchers surveyed the tsunami impact and wave run-up in the coastal towns of Eyl, Bandarbeyla, Foar, Xaafuun and Bargaal. The highest run-up height of almost 9 meters was recorded in Bandarbeyla based on debris from houses. An even higher run-up point was measured on a cliff near the town of Eyl based solely on an eyewitness account.
Somalia Map

Somalia is located in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, and is slightly smaller than the state of Texas.

10 00 N, 49 00 E

Lowest Point:  Indian Ocean 0 m
Highest Point: Shimbiris 2,416 m