The earthquake

In 2004 an earthquake hit of the coast of sumatra. It sent devistation all across the coast of the Indian ocean. The earthquake was the second strogest ever recorded. There was an estamated 230,000 deaths makeing it one of the worst natrul disaster. The quake reached about 9.3 magnitude. The earthquake lasted nearly tenminuets. The earthquake caused the entire planet to vibrate at least 1cm. The earthquake had enoughenergy of 23,000 hiroshima-type atmic bombs. The tectonic plates had been pushing for thousands of years and will continue to do so.

The tusnami

Huge bolders in the water caused massmovement of water. Within 15 minutes tsunami waves crashimg in the shore. The waves reache 8ft high in some places in others they reached 30ft. 500,000 people were left homeless. Estemated between 130,000 to 160,000 in indonesia.

There was in total 190,00 people were confirmed dead. 40,000 to 45,000 missing and presumed dead. Estemated 7 billion dollars spent on humanitarian help within the first 18 months. Many countrys were willing to give aid. The U.S., Australia, india, and japan are a few of them. There was a major lack on food clean water and shelter. Farm land and fishing ground were destroyed.

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