Restless Earth: Tsunami

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  • Created on: 18-05-15 19:37
Where was the tsunami?
Indian Ocean
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When?
26th Decamber, 2004
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Boundary?
Destructive along west coast of Indonesia
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Where on the Richter scale?
9.1
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How high were the highest waves?
30m high
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What countries were affected?
Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka
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Prep?
No warning system
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How many killed?
230,000
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How many homeless?
1.7 million
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What economic damage? (x2)
Millions of fishermen lost their jobs, tourism decreased
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What environmental damage? (x2)
salty seawater- plants can’t grow in many areas, coral reefs and forests destroyed
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Short term responses?
£100s of millions have been pledged by foreign governments, foriegn countries sent rescue operations
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Long term responses?
Programmes to re-build houses and jobs, tsunami warning system
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