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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

Katukurunda

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Photo in Katukurunda
Trench at Katukurunda showing the tsunami sand deposit about 37 cm thick. Ground elevation is about 0.7 m.
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Photo in Katukurunda
View at Katukurunda looking onshore at local scour of 70 cm that exposed the roots of the palm tree.
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Photo in Katukurunda
View at Katukurunda looking parallel to the beach showing zone of local scour and sand deposition. The trench is located in the center of the photo about 60 m inland from the beach.
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