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Boxing Day Tsunami, 26th December 2004


Destructive Margin: Indo-Australian and Philippine Plates
Epicentre was 240km away from the Indonesian coast and the worst hit area, Banda Ache
Focus was 20 km deep
Lasted 5 minutes and was one of the most powerful earthquakes in 100 years
Travelled at 800km/hour…

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It took months to clear the debris before rebuilding could take place
A $20 million Tsunami Early Warning System installed in the Indian Ocean
Over 160 aid organisations in Indonesia alone
Many foreign troops were engaged in the rescue operations
One year after Banda Ache was rebuilt


Michelle Valeria


Eurasian plate!! not Philippine

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