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JAMES FORTSON




THE ASIAN TSUNAMI

26TH DECEMBER 2004

A tsunami is a series of waves created when a body of
water (e.g. an ocean) is quickly displaced.







CAUSES OF THE ASIAN TSUNAMI

Earthquakes happen when tectonic plates suddenly move against each other. On 26th December
2004, the largest earthquake for…

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Huge impact on the fishing industry ­ loss of income for fishermen.
Tourism was also hit ­ visitors felt at risk.
Environmental damage to ecological systems such as corals, forests and coastal wetlands.

FACTS AND FIGURES

Time of main tremor: 0758 local time on 26 December 2004.
Distance…

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