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2005 Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake

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Preston Scott

on 28 April 2015

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Transcript of 2005 Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake

Tectonic Cause
The India plate subducted under the Burma Plate.
Tectonics Involved and tsunami cause
The Oceanic crust subducted Southwest under the continental plate.
Damage and Death
The Earthquake didn't cause much damage but the Tsunami struck the coast of the Indian Ocean on the land of Indonesia. A total of 227,898 people died. Single worst tsunami in history.
The earthquake caused a Tsunami due to the sudden vertical rise of seabed. both The earthquake and tsunami took down buildings and killed many.
When and Where?
December 26, 2004 the earthquake occurred off the Westcoast Sumatra in Indonesia.
2004 Sumatra, Indonesia Earthquake and Tsunami
Environmental Impact
Serious damage has been done to many different ecosystems such as, mangroves, coral reefs, forests, coastal wetlands, vegetation, sand dunes, and rock formations. Taking out entire cities has caused major water pollution.
Nearly all victims were taken completely by surprise. There were no tsunami warning systems, so no prediction warned the citizens or tourists.

2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami. (n.d.). Retrieved April 20, 2015, from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami

Magnitude 9.1 - OFF THE WEST COAST OF NORTHERN SUMATRA. (n.d.). Retrieved April 20, 2015, from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2004/us2004slav/

These websites are reliable because one of them is a government site and the other is Wikipedia.
Likely hood of re-occurrence
There is a very high chance of another very damaging earthquake with posibilities of a tsunami. infact minature earthquakes happen quite often.
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