Restless Earth: Asian Tsunami
Restless Earth - Asian Tsunami (2004) The earthquake occurred between the Australian and Eurasian plate in the Indian Ocean. The quake triggered a Tsunami.
Primary effects of the disaster
v Worldwide donations of $7 billion from the international community.
v 250,000 people were killed.
v Affected countries: Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, the Maldives, and Somalia.
Secondary effects of the disasteR
v Lots of aftershocks (e.g. on the Andaman Islands and Nicobar Islands).
v Huge impact on the fishing industry – loss of income for fishermen.
v Tourism was also hit – visitors felt at risk.
v Environmental damage to ecological systems such as corals, forests and coastal wetlands.