Indian Ocean Tsunami, 26th December 2004

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  • Indian Ocean Tsunami, 26th of December 2004
    • About
      • Indo- Australian plate subducting under the Eurasian plate + Indonesian plate
      • 25km under the Indian Ocean
      • Around 9.0 on the richter scale
      • Epicentre just off northwest tip of sumatra
      • Countries affected: Maldives, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Myanmar, India and Sri Lanka
      • Tsunami was 25m+ in height
    • Effects
      • Approx 300,000 killed by waves, tens of thousands injured
      • Tourist areas worst affected
      • Over 1500 villages destroyed in Northern Sumatra alone
      • Millions left homeless with large affects on infrastructure
      • Cost approx $5 billion
      • Now warning system among countries that border Indian Ocean

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