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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 in Matara
An island offshore of Matara showing the erosional scar of the tsunami.
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A small local landslide caused by tsunami beach and bluff erosion at Matara.
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Photo in Matara
Post-tsunami cleanup operations at Matara included creating a landfill in the backbeach to quickly dispose of the debris.
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Seep of oil leaking from the landfill debris at Matara beach.
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