Tsunami-Sri Lanka

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  • Created by: aldoman
  • Created on: 26-04-13 15:17
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  • Coastal flooding-Sri Lanka
    • causes
      • 30m high waves
      • 9.0 on richter scale
      • earthquake in the indian ocean
    • social
      • 230,000 killed or missing
      • 1.7 milion homeless
      • 400000 lost jobs
    • economic
      • 25% of hotels in sri lanka closed
      • between $8 and $15 billion damages
      • soil became infertile
    • Enviromental
      • 8 million litres of oil spilled.
      • mangrove forest become covered in silt
      • ecosystem balance destroyed
    • human impact
      • deforestation of mangrove forest worsened the flood
      • coral reef destruction denied breakwater defence-

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