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The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings on Tsunami Sand Deposits, Damage, and Inundation in Sri Lanka

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Measurement of level of the water mark on this building approximately 500 m inland at Kalmunai. Water level measurements give valuable information about how the tsunami lost energy as it moved across land.
 

Photo, measuring water level

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