Boxing day Tsunami

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  • Created on: 31-05-13 12:58
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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami
    • Indo-Australia plate subducts beneath the Eurasian plate
      • Section of the sea bed on the Eurasian side of the fault rose several metres
      • Earthquake measured at 9.0, one of the biggest ever.
    • Main Effects
      • Tens of thousands injured
      • 300,000 killed
      • Towns and villages swept away
      • Millions left homeless
      • damage to coastal communications, like bridges and railway lines
      • Damage to economy of coastal areas
      • Hospitals and clinics damaged
    • Estimated cost - $5 billion


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