Boxing day 2004 tsunami

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  • Boxing day Tsunami 2004
    • Effects
      • 2 million people homeless
      • 650 000 injured
      • Maldives, 2/3 of capital submerged
      • 220 000 killed
      • India, 4 500 fishing boats destroyed.
    • Responses
      • Short term
        • UK people donated £100 million
        • Bodies buried in mass graves
        • Aid delivered such as water purification.
      • Long term
        • New warning system in place by 2006
        • Mangroves in Aceh were replanted
        • Houses were rebuilt
          • This was slow as much debris had to be removed
    • Causes
      • 9.1 earthquake on the richter scale
      • 200km long waves, 800 km/h and 25m high

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