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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:

Kalmunai

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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.
 

Photo at Kalmunai

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