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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
20metre uplift of the sea floor on a 1000km long fault line ­ Sundra Trench
The wave was from between 5-20m high
Billions of tonnes of waters were displaced ­ for every 1 and a…read more

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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…read more


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