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

Tsunami Sand Deposits

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The tsunami had the ability to transport large particles (a car); but, because primarily sand was available to be transported, almost all tsunami deposits are composed of sand.
 

Photo, car in the trees

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