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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

Telwatte

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Photo in Perelyga, northwest of Telwatte
A TV set and toilet are among the rubble at Perelyga (just northwest of Telwatte) where a train was hit broadside by the tsunami killing all aboard.
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Photo in Telwatte
View at Telwatte looking parallel to the beach showing zone of local scour and sand deposition.
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Photo in Telwatte
Trench at Telwatte showing the tsunami sand deposit about 10 cm thick.
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Photo in Telwatte
Trench at Telwatte showing the tsunami sand deposit about 20 cm thick.
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Photo in Telwatte
View at Telwatte looking onshore at the zone of local scour and sand deposition. Both trenches were located approximately in the center of the photo, about 100 m inland from the beach.
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