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Flashcards in Tsunami (Banda Aceh, Indian Ocean Tsunami) Deck (26):
1

Where

South East Asia, Northern top of Sumatra in Banda Aceh

2

When

26th December 2004

3

Size

9 on richter

4

Where else did effect

India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma, Indonesia, Mayalasia

5

People effect

290000

6

Mangroves

Mangroves were recently removed to make space for boats, these would absorbed a large amount of the wave energy

7

What plates

Burmese and Indian plate meet Indian Plate subduct- Sundra trench

8

How many died

220,000

9

How many injured

650,000

10

How many homeless

2 million

11

Damage

1500 settlements wiped out
Buildings destroyed
Immense devastation
Emergency services couldn't cope

12

Injured had to

Remain without aid or medication because hospitals destroyed and demand on medication

13

Bodies buried

In mass graves

14

Aid sent

Fresh water
Water purification tablets
Sheeting
Food
Tents
Medical attendants
Forensic teams

15

Donatioons

UK offered £75 million
Public donations from UK reached £100 million

16

After a year

£372 million donated by British public

17

Disasters Emergency Committee

Spent £180 million
£40 million on rebuilding in Indonesia and Sri Lanka

18

Plans

To spend £190 million on 20,000 houses for the 100,000 homeless people

19

Warning system

Set up in June 2006- Tsunami Warning System

20

Highest wave

Over 25m

21

Effect in India

Large areas of eastern coast swamped by tidal waves
Deaths reported in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Kerela State

22

Effect in Thailand

Western coat of southern Thailand baldy affected, including Phucket and Phi Phi island

23

Effect in Malaysia

People reported to have been swept away from beaches near the northern city of Penang

24

Effect in the Maldives

High waves and flood inundate the islands
Two thirds of low lying capital, Male, under water

25

Effect in Sri Lanka

Wide strech of eastern and southern coastline devastated by massive waves
Districts of Mutur and Trincomalee inundated by waves as high as six metres
Port of the capital, Colombo, shut by flash floods

26

Epicentre of earthquake

10km below seabed, 7.59am local time

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