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Case Study Location: Destructive plate margin, west of
Name: Indian Ocean Tsunami (Boxing Day Indonesia in the Indian Ocean
Tsunami)
Use of the
Case Study A case study of a tsunami ­ its cause,
effects and responses
Key facts
and 26th Dec 2004 9.1 Richter scale
figures: earthquake 30m high…

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-5 to 6 million needed emergency
food, water and medical supplies
-Economic damage fisherman lost
livelihoods, tourism suffered
-Environmental damage salt water
stopped plants growing. Ecosystems
destroyed.
-Hundred's of millions of pounds Long Term -Billions of pounds pledged to
pledged by foreign governments, Response re-build infrastructure
Short Term charities, individuals…

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