Boxing Day Tsunami 2004

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Boxing Day Tsunami 2004

  1. 1. Boxing Day Tsunami<br />Indian ocean <br />December 26th2004<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />By: Lydia Borg, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Statistics<br />Date: Sunday 26th December 2004<br />Time: 7.58 local time [ 11.58am Sydney time ]<br />Where: Indian Ocean<br />What: 9.2Earthquake triggering a 20-30m Tsunami<br />Deaths: 275,000<br />Countries involved: 14<br />Continents involved: 2<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  3. 3. Why did the Tsunami happen?<br />As they collide the Australian plate is pushed up and over the Pacific plate. This causes buckling of the Earth’s crust, building mountains and triggering earthquakes<br />The Australian PNG plate is moving the Pacific plate<br />Sudden shifting of continental plates causes earthquakes, forcing sea water above, to rise<br />Eurasian Plate<br />Pacific Plate<br />African Plate<br />Normal water level<br />Australian plate<br />As waves near land, they slow to a 45km/hr but are squeezed upwards, increasing in height<br />earthquake<br />Waves head inland, destroying all that is in path<br />Waves move rapidly in deep ocean, reaching speeds of 800km/hr<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  4. 4. Plates and epicentre<br />representation<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  5. 5. Who and when was hit<br />Hour 1- North-Western tip of the Sumatran coast<br />1 million people requiring aid 100, 000 dead <br />Hour 2- India and Sri LankaThe Indian mainland states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Kerala and Pondicherry, Andaman and Nicobar islands <br />1 million people affected<br />Hour 3- South-Western coast of Thailand, <br />including Phucket<br />50,000 Thai rescue workers look for survivors<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  6. 6. Who and when was hit<br />Hour 4- Maldives and Diego Garcia<br />100,000 affected<br />Hour 5- tsunami continues to travel across the Indian Ocean<br />Waves passed over un noticed by ships etc. Height,<br /> 30-60cm, speed 1000km/hr<br />Hour 6- Seychelle Islands<br />Damage to tourism, infrastructure, facilities. <br />3 people killed<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  7. 7. Donations and Aid<br />14 billion dollars, US was raised internationally <br />Australian governement – $10 million dollars total<br />Red Cross $5 million, assistance to Indonesia $3 million, Non government Organisations working with communities in the region $2 million<br />Australian people - $23million dollars<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  8. 8. bibliography<br />http://news.uk.msn.com/photos/photos.aspx?cp-documentid=151142634&page=6<br />http://www.caritas.org.au/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Caritas_at_a_glance&Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm&ContentID=3412<br />http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami<br />http://www.alnap.org/pool/files/tsunami-stats-facts.pdf<br />http://www.redcross.org.au/ourservices_aroundtheworld_emergencyrelief_AsiaQuakeTsunamis.htm<br />http://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.chaitanyaconsult.in/chaitanya/guide/tsunamimap.gif&imgrefurl=http://anina-nadine.blogspot.com/&usg=__IFckDMcvSRKpz-cWwrK2F10bnz8=&h=523&w=595&sz=34&hl=en&start=85&tbnid=lBLNL6iKFYDlNM:&tbnh=132&tbnw=150&prev=/images%3Fq%3D2004%2Bboxing%2Bday%2Btsunami%2Bnewspaper%2Barticle%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG%26biw%3D1362%26bih%3D576%26gbv%3D2%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2126&itbs=1&ei=KTxeTJ20EInSuQOo0eSZDA&iact=rc&dur=228&oei=rTteTLbABIuEvAOYhcjnAw&esq=5&page=5&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:17,s:85&tx=53&ty=72&biw=1362&bih=576<br />©Boxing day tsunami ©copyright<br />
  9. 9. Video<br />To watch!<br />

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