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8GEB - Geographic Inquiry - Boxing Day Tsunami: Location

Suggested resources for your inquiry into the Boxing Day Tsunami

Search terms

Describe the locations of the earthquake and Banda Aceh and outline what other countries were affected. Include a map of the earthquake location. Search terms could include:

  • "banda aceh"
  • tsunami AND 2004 AND "countries affected"

Featured information books

Where will the next big earthquake hit?

Online encyclopaedias

Online encyclopaedias are great for short, concise and correct information. Access and specific sign on details are available on the Hale Portal - Encyclopaedias page.

  • Variety of reading levels
  • Quality resources including text, images, videos and ‘Web’s Best Sites’
  • Read aloud facility
  • Size your font up or down
  • Ready-made citation

  • Easy-to-understand articles
  • Built-in research tool
  • Text-to-speech tool can read aloud

Suggested articles include:

Earthquake Locations

Map of countries affected

Australia Earthquakes GIF by The University of Melbourne

Reference Generator

It is important to provide evidence of using a variety of reliable resources. Use the online Reference Generator available through the Portal to create your citations. Make sure you alphabetically sort them afterwards. Click here for a Hale School guide to referencing.

sample bibliography for 3 resources suggested on this page would look like:

Claybourne, A 2014, 100 most destructive natural disasters, Scholastic Australia, Gosford, NSW.

Mapping the destruction n.d., BBC News, accessed 8 March 2018, <>.

Richardson, S 2018, 'Tsunami of 2004' , World Book Student, World Book, Chicago, viewed 26 February 2018,