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1

How many died?

220000

2

How many were injured?

650,000

3

What happened with a train?

800 died when a train derailed in Srilanka

4

What were some of the long term effects?

2 million people homeless
Big impact of Thailand tourist industry
Farmland destroyed in Indonesia =loss of income
Fishing boats lost in India impacted jobs and food

5

When did it occur?

26th December 2004

6

What did it measure on the Richter scale?

8.9

7

Why did it occur?

Destructive plate boundary, convection currents in the mantle= build up of pressure between Indian and Eurasian plate, Indian plate subducts, displacement of water causes tsunami

8

What were the immediate responses?

Dead buried in mass graves
Search for survivors
Aid send as water purification tablets, food and medical care

9

How much money was donated by U.K.?

Government = £75 million public = 100 million

10

What were the long term responses?

Tsunami warning system put in place
Tourism advertised for Thailand
Seeds given to Indonesian farmers
DNA testing to identify victims

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