Asian Tsunami – Causes and Effects | Unstoppable Wave

On 26 December 2004 there was a massive and sudden movement of the Earth's crust under the Indian Ocean. This earthquake was recorded at magnitude 9 on the Richter Scale and as it happened under the ocean, caused a devastating sea wave called a tsunami.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 2'35''
  • Broadcast year: 2005
Curriculum Connection
  • Geography | Plate Tectonics | Tsunami

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC One Scotland
  • Programme: Unstoppable Wave