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

Importance of Survey:
Importance of Collecting Data Soon after the Tsunami

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Bulldozers and front-end loaders had redistributed the rubble and cleaned up much of the debris in some areas of Sri Lanka visited by the survey teams.
 

Photo in Hikkaduwa

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