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CLIP 14059

The Boxing Day tsunami

The Boxing Day tsunami

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Key Info
  • The Boxing Day tsunami
  • Duration: 01:38
  • Professor Iain Stewart explains how a megathrust earthquake at the bottom of the Indian Ocean triggered the deadly 26th December 2004 tsunami, which killed more than 225,000 people in 11 different countries. A fascinating insight into the movement of the tectonic plates under the ocean which sent a surge of energy creating the deadly waves. First broadcast on 'Ten things you didn't know about...Tsunamis' on BBC4 in January 2008.
  • Subject:



    Natural Hazards: Tectonic Activity

  • Keywords: Tsunami, ocean, Indian, Boxing, Day, 2004, earthquake, waves, tragic, energy, megathrust, Iain Stewart, tenthingsyoudidntknowabout
Ideas for use in class
  • Useful for case study information on the Boxing Day tsunami and for visual representation of tectonic plate movement when earthquakes happen under the sea.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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