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Tectonic hazard event in an LEDC

Asian Tsunami, Indian Ocean, Indonesia

Earthquake occurred at 7:58 local time on 26th
December 2004
Was a magnitude 9.1 on the Richter scale
The epicentre was 100km off the coast of
Sumatra
The focus depth was about 20km
Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, The Maldives…

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Mass graves were dug by aid workers to reduce the spread of disease through
bodies
Many NGO's such as Oxfam and The Red Cross rushed to help victims by providing
medical care
Lots of fishermen were away when the tsunami occurred so lots of local women and
children died and…

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