Boxing Day Tsunami - Case Study - GCSE Geography


Boxing Day 2004


Indonesian Coast

3 places it effected?

Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India

What plates?

Indo-Australian Philippine

What plate margin?


1st primary impact (dead)


2nd primary impact (how much of coastline)

70 percent

3rd primary impact (what was destroyed)

buildings, crops and roads

1st immediate response (donated)

7 million worldwide

2nd immediate response (UN)

provided food for 1.3 million people

3rd immediate response (arrived)

Clean water, food and tents

How big was the earthquake?


Longterm impact 1 (what was set up)

Tsunami warning system

Longterm impact 2(tourism)

Tourism decreased

Longterm impact (mangroves)

Green Coast Project to save mangroves