Directions: In the following question, you have the following passage in which some of the words have been left out. First read the passage over and try to understand what it is about. Then fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives. [SSC Stenographer 2016]
The Indian Ocean earthquake of 2004, also __1__ as the Sumatra Andaman earthquake, was an undersea earthquake that __2__ on the morning of 26 December 2004. It had a __3__ of 9.15 on the Richter scale, which makes it one of the most __4__ earthquakes even recorded. The only earthquake of __5__ magnitude was the Great Earthquake of Chile (magnitude 9.5) in 1969. The Indian Ocean earthquake __6__ more than, 100 people, making it one of the deadlist __7__ in modern history. It lasted __8__ to ten minutes, when most earthquakes last no more than a few seconds. It caused the __9__ planet to move off its course by at least a few centimeters and __10__ earthquakes elsewhere, as far away as Alaska.