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.
- 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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- 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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