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Tsunamis and Earthquakes

The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings on Tsunami Sand Deposits, Damage, and Inundation in Sri Lanka

Survey Site Locations and Photos


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Photo from Kalmunai
Tsunami deposit and debris at approximately 100 m from the shoreline.
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Photo from Kalmunai
Localized erosion around house in Kalmunai at approximately 220 m from the shoreline. Tsunami water level at this location was 2.3 m. Note the thick tsunami sand deposit.
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Photo at the Nalaveli Hotel, see full-size panorama
Photo taken about 100 m inland at Kalmunai on Sri Lanka's east coast.
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