In East Africa, the tsunami impact focused on
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 (
region), which forms part of the
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
based solely on an eyewitness account.