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2004 INDONESIAN TSUNAMI

Devastation reigned on 26th December 2004 when an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.3 hit, just 150 miles from the coast of northwest Sumatra.

THE EARTHQUAKE
There were periodic seismic tremors within the region when 100 years worth of tension…

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Due to the absence of a warning system, there was no efficient way to warn areas of the many densely populated coastal areas that surround the Indian Ocean, and so large
numbers of people were caught in the large waves that were the…

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This caused lower income which placed burden on the already problematic economy that had resulted from the tsunami after the requirement of rebuilding areas.

MANAGEMENT
There was much charity funding and aid delivered to the countries affected, to help relieve the strain on…

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It was not only aid
that was given to the countries but also the promise of a new warning system after meeting held in January 2005 in Kobe, Japan (an area of high tectonic activity) agreeing to
the development of the Indian Ocean…

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sensors to 26 national tsunami information centres. It was predicted to be active by June 2006. Nonetheless, it was not finished and when a smaller tsunami of only 2m-high hit
200km of Java's southern coast after an earthquake occurred in the ocean, approximately…

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