Tsunami Case Study

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  • Tsunamis - Case Study (Sri Lanka 2004)
    • 26th December 2004
    • 9.1 Richter Scale
    • Causes
      • Earthquake on Sumatra
      • Plate moving down into mantle cracked and moved very quickly; lots of water displaced - tsunami 30m high
    • Effects
      • 230 000 killed or still missing
      • 1.7 million lost their home
      • Infrastructure severely damaged
      • 5-6 million needed emergency food supplies
      • Economic damage - tourists scared to come
      • Environmental damage - salt means plants cannot grow
    • Short term responses
      • Governments, charities and businesses - hundreds of millions in days
      • Ships, planes rescue people and food and water - start of clean up
    • Long term responses
      • Billions of pounds - help rebuild infrastructure
      • Programmes - rebuild houses and get people jobs
      • Tsunami warning system
      • Volunteers have been trained to know what to do

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