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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

Ibral Nagar Nalaveli

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Photo, measuring water level
Debris brought onshore by the tsunami and caught in bushes indicate the height of the tsunami.
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Photo from Ibral Nagar Nalaveli
View, looking South, of area inundated by tsunami at Ibral Nagar Nalaveli.
Beach in distance.
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Photo, surveying topography
Surveying topography at Ibral Nagar Nalalevi using a hand level.  The vertical datum for the surveys was sea level at the time of the survey.  This datum was corrected once back in the office to both a tidal datum and sea level at the time the tsunami hit Sri Lanka.
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Photo from Ibral Nagar Nalaveli
Tsunami deposit at approximately 100 m inland. Multiple layers are visibie...
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Photo from Ibral Nagar Nalaveli
Tsunami deposit at approximately 100 m inland. Multiple layers are visible...
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