Indian Ocean Tsunami 2004

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Which plates caused the tsunami?
Indo-Australian plate and the Eurasian plate
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What sort of plate margin caused the tsunami?
Destructive
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The death toll was very high in where in particular?
Aceh Province in North Somalia
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What did most people lose?
A family member or even both parents
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Why was identifying the dead and helping survivors hard?
Loss of people of all ages
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What is thought to be the death toll?
Approximately 230,000
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Why was there a fear of disease?
Living in squalid camps
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Who was traumatised by what they had seen?
Everyone but in particular, orphan children
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How many villages in Sumatra were destroyed?
1500
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How many schools in Sumatra were destroyed?
100
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What industry declined? Where did this happen? Why did this happen?
Fishing industry in Thailand because the boats, nets and even fishermen were killed and destroyed
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What else was destroyed as well as buildings?
Road and rail links
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What was farmland contaminated by? What sort of plantations were destoyed?
Salt water. Mango, banana and rice plantations
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What other industry declined as well as the fishing industry?
Tourist industry
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What other infrastructure was damaged?
Sewers
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What happened to the trees on the Sumatran coast?
Uprooted and bark and branches stripped
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Why did some areas become uninhabitable?
Drinking water contaminated by sea water, sewage and corpses
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What made the area a breeding ground for plants an d microorganisms?
Salt in the soil
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What other areas have been contaminated or damaged by debris?
Reefs, coast water, swamps, animal/plant life
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The Earth's rotation also altered slightly from this event. How much did the Earth shake on its axis?
2.5cm
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What did charities bring in for the people?
Tarpaulin, generators, food, tents and water purifiers
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Medical and science teams in the UK and Australia have been helping who?
Physically and phsycologically damaged people
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How have the science teams been reuniting families and identifying corpses?
DNA techniques
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