Tsumani Case Study

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  • Created by: Sachin
  • Created on: 25-05-13 15:42

Background And Primary Effects


  • 26th December 2004
  • Destrctive plate margin south of island of sumatra: Indian plate and Eurasian Plate.
  • 9.1 on richter scale and cased a wave high as 30m
  • casued damage to many countreies like India, Sri lanka.

Primary Effects:

  • 230,000 people died
  • 1.7 million lost their homes
  • Infastrcutre of many countires destroyed.
  • 5 - 6 million needed emergany help. 
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Secondary Effects

Secondary Effects:

  • Economic damage: Fishermen and factory workers in many of these countries lost thier livelehoods. Also, tourism industry suffered as area were less attractive and due to danger of Tsunami
  • Enviromental damage: many habitats were destroyed and therefore less animals can be supported. Also the salt mad the soil very unfertile.
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Short Term Responses

Short Term Responses:

  • 100s of millions of pound donated by forieign governments and charities to help provide emerancy aid.
  • Foriegn governments sent equiments and specialist to deal with the issue and to rescue people.
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Long Term Responses

Long Term Responses:

  • Billions of pounds were donated to rebuit infrastrcture
  • programmes to help set up re buit homes and also get people back to work
  • Tsunami warning system put in place
  • Disater mangement plans with volenteers to be trained so poeople know what to do.
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