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Asian Tsunami. 26 December 2004. Location. Biggest Earthquake for 40 years. Fourth Biggest in 100 Years Epicentre north of Banda Aceh North of Sumatra In the Andaman Sea Part of the Indian Ocean Collision of Eurasion and Australian plates. Location. 8.9 – 9 on Richter Scale.

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asian tsunami

Asian Tsunami

26 December 2004

biggest earthquake for 40 years
Biggest Earthquake for 40 years
  • Fourth Biggest in 100 Years
  • Epicentre north of Banda Aceh
  • North of Sumatra
  • In the Andaman Sea
  • Part of the Indian Ocean
  • Collision of Eurasion and Australian plates
initial reports 28 th december 2004
Initial reports 28th December 2004
  • Notice the difference in the figures
  • Sun – printed in the UK quotes 12,000 dead
  • New York Post quotes 14,500 dead
  • New York is 6 hours behind GMT
the tsunami disaster death toll 150 000
THE TSUNAMI DISASTER: DEATH TOLL: 150 , 000 +
  • INDIA TOTAL DEATHS 8942
  • MALDIVES TOTAL DEATHS 75
  • EAST AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS 213
  • SRI LANKA TOTAL DEATHS 28,729
  • INDONESIA TOTAL DEATHS 80,246
  • THAILAND TOTAL DEATHS 4812
  • ANDAMAR AND NICOBAR ISLANDS TOTAL DEATHS 3000
  • MYANMAR TOTAL DEATHS 90

Figures of 4 JAN 2005 – WILL RISE

the tsunami disaster death toll 226 566
THE TSUNAMI DISASTER: DEATH TOLL: 226,566 +
  • INDIA TOTAL DEATHS 16,683
  • MALDIVES TOTAL DEATHS 75
  • EAST AFRICA TOTAL DEATHS
  • SRI LANKA TOTAL DEATHS 30,920
  • INDONESIA TOTAL DEATHS 172,161
  • THAILAND TOTAL DEATHS 5,304
  • ANDAMAR AND NICOBAR ISLANDS TOTAL DEATHS
  • MYANMAR TOTAL DEATHS

Figures of 19 JAN 2005

the quake angel
The Quake Angel
  • Tilley Smith aged 10
  • From Surrey England
  • On Maikhao Beach Phuket
  • "Mummy, we must get off the beach now!" she told her mother.

"I think there's going to be a tsunami."

  • Geography teacher Mr Kearney had taught her about earthquakes
  • Only beach in Phuket = no injuries
approaching tsunami
Approaching Tsunami
  • Mum recognises danger
  • Rushes to sea to warn her family
  • All survived 4 children and husband
  • Hero from Holland
  • Look who is running fastest – dad!!!!!!!
where has the sea gone
Where has the sea gone?
  • Before the wave hit the sea “went”
  • Picture 2 shows the sea being sucked 343 metres into the wave
the start of the aid
The start of the aid
  • Helicopters were the only form of transport
n g o s
N.G.O’S
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