Boxing Day Tsunami Geography Case Study

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How many jobs were lost as a result of the tsunami?
2,000,000.
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How many people were left homeless?
1.7 million.
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How many people were injured?
500,000.
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What happened as a a result of insufficient sanitation and lack of clean water?
Cholera spread.
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How many people were in refugee camps?
5,000,000.
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How many people died?
275,000.
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What was the main economic sector to decrease?
Tourism.
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What was the cost of reconstruction?
$12.5 billion.
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How many people entered into poverty?
4 million.
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How much was raised in international aid?
$4.3 billion.
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How much was raised in private aid?
$961 million.
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What were two agricultural industries that were destroyed?
Farming (salt-water) and fishing.
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What percentage of coral reefs were destroyed?
30%
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What percentage of beaches were destroyed?
50%
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What polluted water supplies?
Sewage.
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What geological process occurred in some areas?
Subsidence.
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What type of internal migration increased that led to a lower population density near the coast?
Urbanisation.
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As a result of this process, what was put under more pressure?
Services in cities, e.g. healthcare, schools, housing in particular - slums grew exponentially.
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On what type of terrain were people now more inclined to live on?
High ground.
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What did many economies become after the disaster as a result of the collapse of their main industries?
Aid dependent.
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What did the USGS fit in the Pacific?
A tsunami early-warning system.
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