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Boxing Day Tsunami

On 26 December 2004 a tsunami occurred in the Indian Ocean. It was the result of the Indio-Australian Plate subducting below the Eurasian Plate. It was caused by an earthquake measuring more than magnitude 9.

  • travelled at speeds up to 800km per hour.
  • in open ocean tsunami measured less than 1 metre high.
  • A quarter of a million people died.
  • Two million people were made homeless.
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Boxing Day Tsunami

SHORT TERM RESPONSES

  • search and rescue
  • shelter
  • other countries providing aid money
  • other countries donating food tents and water

MID TERM RESPONSES

  • water and electricity supplies
  • rebuilding of homes
  • clearing damged bulidings
  • rebuilding of trasnport links

LONG TERM RESPONSES

  • improved education of risk hazards
  • help refugees and orphans
  • create new shelters
  • build new defences
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