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Preliminary Analysis of Sedimentary Deposits
from the June 23, 2001 Peru Tsunami


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[ Introduction | Team | Importance of Studying Tsunami Sediments | Survey and Methods | Damage | Run-up | Sedimentary Deposits | Preliminary Results | Future Research | Acknowledgments ]


Damage to Structures

Houses on beach damaged by tsunami.
View of tsunami damage from highway to Camaná.

Erosion around foundation of damaged structure.
Building destroyed by tsunami at La Punta.
Note extensive erosion of sand around foundation.

Shoulder high watermarks on building.
Watermarks on building at La Punta.

Water reached top of second story of damaged structure.
Damaged structure at La Quinta.


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