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  1. Boxing Day Tsunami - 2004 L.O: understand the causes, effects and responses to the Boxing day tsunami Outcomes: Team work & a completed presentation on the Boxing Day Tsunami

  2. Boxing Day Tsunami Poster • What caused the tsunami – plate boundaries/why? • How do tsunamis form? Include a diagram • Where did it happen? Include a Map • Which countries were effected? • How big was it? • How many people died / were injured? • What effects did it have? (categorise Economic, social, environmental, primary and secondary) • How did people feel? • How did the countries respond? • Who sent aid? • A and A* answers need to compare how different countries responded to the tsunami and why some countries might have been better prepared than others

  3. The seismograph recording of the earthquake

  4. Area affected The 9.0 magnitude quake, which was the strongest in the world for at least 40 years, wreaked havoc across the whole region. Walls of water, tens of metres high, slammed into coastal resorts thousands of miles apart. Surging seas and floods were reported as far away as east Africa.

  5. The waves spread out on their voyage of destruction

  6. Within half an hour the waves had reached Sumatra and Malaysia and swept ashore in Thailand. Two hours later they reached Sri Lanka and India. Within four hours they had crossed the ocean to the east coast of Africa

  7. Their full force is unleashed as they break on to land

  8. Whole villages were flattened as here in Sri Lanka

  9. Scenes which were repeated across the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka Phuket, Thailand

  10. Fishing boats, which provide essential food supplies for local people here in India, have been washed ashore

  11. Scenes which were repeated across the Indian Ocean Sri Lanka Phuket, Thailand

  12. Low lying areas have been left flooded with seawater which quickly becomes contaminated with sewage and decomposing bodies Male in the Maldives Banda Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia

  13. Millions of people have been left homeless Cuddalore, south of Madras, India Penang, Malaysia

  14. V Govindan, 55, fish seller My house was blown nearly half a kilometre inland when the waves came. I started running with my wife and four children. I returned to the coast in the evening and saw that my home had been washed away. The signboard is still there - The board says: "Live prawns bought here". Now life is so uncertain.

  15. A family survey what is left of their home south of Colombo, Sri Lanka

  16. Valli, 20, fish seller My family has lived for generations by the sea. Everything almost ended on Sunday as the waves lashed our house. We managed to drag most of our belongings from our huts. Then we ran and ran until we reached the fisheries office, which is now my home.

  17. “Paradise Lost” Idyllic beach resorts like Galle in Sri Lanka, photographed here in March 2004, have been turned into scenes of horror, devastation and death,

  18. Now Hell on Earth Phi Phi Island, Thailand Beach debris at Phuket, Thailand

  19. All that remains of luxury holiday accommodation on Phi Phi Island, Thailand

  20. Devastation on Khao Lak – a once beautiful beach resort in Thailand

  21. Communications have been completely disrupted Bus station in Galle, Sri Lanka 800 people died in a train derailed by the waves in Sri Lanka – it is the worst train disaster ever recorded.

  22. The human toll is huge – on 30.12.04 it stands at 125,000

  23. Scenes of grief in India, Malaysia and Indonesia

  24. Millions have been injured In Aceh, Indonesia, so many doctors have been killed that there are few trained medical workers to assist the injured.

  25. Many children – foreign and local – have lost parents

  26. Increasing numbers of homeless people need shelter, food and water

  27. Clean drinking water is required to avoid the spread of disease

  28. Armed police in Galle, Sri Lanka try to prevent looting

  29. Identifying victims is a grim task Many who died can only be identified by photographs, fingerprints or DNA tests

  30. Tourists in Phuket make contact with frantic family members

  31. In all affected areas survivors are hungry as food supplies run out

  32. The threat of disease increases Medicines are needed desperately

  33. The evacuation of foreign tourists from the beach resorts begins Many are severely traumatised

  34. A British holiday maker arrives home from the Maldives three days after the tsunami

  35. Other survivors, such as these women and children from the Nicobar Islands, leave to a more uncertain future