Tsunami Case Study: Sumatra (Indian Ocean)

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What type of plate margin caused the original Earthquake?
Destructive
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On what date was the Earthquake?
26th December 2004
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What did the Earthquake measure on the Richer Scale?
9.1
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How high were some of the Tsunami waves?
30 metres
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Which countries were affected?
Indonesia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka.
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How many people were killed?
230'000
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How many people lost their homes?
1.7 million people
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How many people needed emergency food, water and medical supplies?
5 - 6 million people
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What are some economic impacts of the Tsunami?
Fishermen lost their livelihoods, the tourism industry suffered as people were scared to go on holiday there.
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What are some environmental impacts of the Tsunami?
Salt from seawater has killed plants. Mangroves, Coral Reefs, Forests and Sand dunes were destroyed by the waves
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