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Mag

9

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Epicenter

Off the west Coast of Sumatra

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Focus

30km

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Duration

8 mins

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Time and Date

26th December 2004 at 7:58

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Rebound Height

15-20m

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Death toll and injured

Estimation of 294,000 and 500,000 injured

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People homeless

5 million people

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Number of waves

6 waves weighing over 100 billion tonnes in total hit Sri Lanka

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Protection

No protection in low lying areas e.g. the Maldives

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Warning

First warning was issued 50 mins after the first tremors were picked up

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Number of countries affected

Around 13 countries including 2 in Africa were affected.

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Coastal villages

Some coastal villages were thought to have lost more than 70% of inhabitants.

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AID organizations and UN agencies

Around 160 organizations and UN agencies were involved in relief efforts.

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UNDP

The UNDP says construction spending will soon reach approx $2bn.