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

Survey Site Locations and Photos:

Hikkaduwa

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The gap and curved shape of the rock platform and beach at Hikkaduwa focused the tsunami and increased local damage to buildings.
 

Photo in Hikkaduwa

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