Asian Tsunami

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Asian Tsunami Background
Boxing Day 2004 - most of the surrounding areas were involved ( India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia - 13 in total), USGS knew hours before but couldn't warn the people as it's an LEDC, 9 on the Richter Scale and wave magnitude was 15m at shore.
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Causes
Indo-Australian plate subducted beneath the Eurasian plate off-shore, the release of energy caused a massive water displacement as the Eurasian plate was dragged down and created a massive wave when it snapped back into position.
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Environmental effects
Salt water ruined crops/vegetation for a very long time, unique habitats were destroyed (coral reefs).
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Economic effects
No quantifiable measure of personal and governmental loss, lost livelihoods of fishers, tourism was in ruins.
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Social effects
230,000 deaths/unaccounted for, 2 million homeless, coastal towns wiped away, no power/water, 6 million needed food, medicine etc.
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Short term responses
Millions given by the public/rich individuals/charities etc , worldwide appeal for aid, governments multilaterally came together to send help on a megascale.
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Long term response
multilateral and bilateral aid to re-establish tourism, livelihoods and fishing, developed early warning systems, disaster management plans, locals have specialist knowledge.
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Indo-Australian plate subducted beneath the Eurasian plate off-shore, the release of energy caused a massive water displacement as the Eurasian plate was dragged down and created a massive wave when it snapped back into position.

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