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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

2 Kilometers southeast of Kuchchaveli

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Photo from 2 km SE of Kuchchaveli
The tsunami overtopped the bridge, which is 3.7 m above sea level, at Kuchchaveli.
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Photo from 2 km SE of Kuchchaveli
Tsunami deposit landward of the bridge at Kuchchaveli.
View is looking west.
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Photo from 2 km SE of Kuchchaveli
Possible tsunami deposit at the north end of the bridge at Kuchchaveli.
View is looking north.
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Photo from 2 km SE of Kuchchaveli
Section of road repaired on bridge at Kuchchaveli. This road was damaged by the tsunami. The road at the north end of the bridge was washed out by the tsunami.
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Photo from 2 km SE of Kuchchaveli
Refugee camp at Kuchchaveli.
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