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The 26 December 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings from Sumatra

Photo Gallery of Northwestern Sumatra: 21 January 2005
Banda Aceh

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Panoramic photo in Banda Aceh
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Panoramic photo in Banda Aceh
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Our residence in Banda Aceh during survey
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Green rice paddies in Banda Aceh
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Earthquake damage in Banda Aceh
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Earthquake damage in Banda Aceh
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"Can you hear me now?" testing the satellite phones in Banda Aceh
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Earthquake damage in Banda Aceh
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Typical transportation in Banda Aceh
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Checking satellite images at the Information Center in Banda Aceh
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Maps and graphs posted at the Information Center in Banda Aceh
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Street cleaning in Banda Aceh
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Local Acehnese
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ITST members planning survey
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Local Acehnese children
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Approaching tsunami-effected section of Banda Aceh
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Main Mosque in Banda Aceh.
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Main mosque in Banda Aceh.
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Idul Adha, Moslem Day of Sacrafice, a National Holy Day.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami damage in Banda Aceh.
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Debris piled up against building in Banda Aceh.
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Section of home left standing in Banda Aceh.
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Debris piled up against building in Banda Aceh.
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Debris and standing water left by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Debris and standing water left by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Debris and standing water left by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Debris and standing water left by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Debris and standing water left by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Damaged hospital in Banda Aceh.
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Damaged hospital in Banda Aceh.
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Damaged Mosque near coast in Banda Aceh.
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Tsunami reached second floor in Mosque.
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Lighthouse tower near coast in Banda Aceh.
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Scour around base of lighthouse tower.
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Measuring scour dimensions around base of lighthouse tower.
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Measuring scour dimensions around base of lighthouse tower.
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Large bolders from rock revetment carried landward by tsunami in Banda Aceh.
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Tree partially broken by tsunami.
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Roadway destroyed by tsunami; coastal subsidence leaves sea between rock revetment and land.
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mud left on debris after tsunami retreated
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scour around base of tree exposing buried utilities
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tree near coast with broken branches indicating tsunami was 12 m high
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steel reinforcement bent by tsunami
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foundation and tile floor exposed after building was destroyed by tsunami
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steel reinforcement bent as tsunami removed building
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steel reinforcement bent as tsunami removed building
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bridge near coast survived tsunami
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brick walls broken by force of tsunami
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damaged car and debris in standing water left by tsunami
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damaged bridge façade
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Dr. Andrew Moore photo documenting damage
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ITST members discussing measurements of tsunami
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locals providing eyewitness account of earthquake and tsunami
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locals providing eyewitness account of earthquake and tsunami
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Survey-team members Franck Lavigne (white cap, second from right) and Alphonso (far right) collect eyewitness accounts from residents in Banda Aceh.
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tsunami reached second floor in Mosque
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lightpost bent by tsunami
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interior walls damaged on second floor of Mosque
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damaged structures near coast
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fans bent in Mosque
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Locals provided eyewitness account of earthquake and tsunami.
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broken cement pole
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damaged lone structure standing
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tsunami reached second floor in Mosque
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Banda Aceh hospital damaged by tsunami
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car damaged by debris and flowing tsunami
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Banda Aceh hospital damaged by tsunami
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Indonesian graduate student Yudicara pointing to medicine bottle amongst debris near hospital
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interior walls damaged inside buidling
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debris and standing water left by tsunami
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debris and standing water left by tsunami
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debris and standing water left by tsunami
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A mosque is left standing amid the rubble in Banda Aceh. Several mosques survived and may have been saved by the open ground floor that is part of their design. The tsunami waves reached the middle of the second floor.
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interior walls damaged inside building
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scratch marks left along side of building
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scratch marks left along side of building
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debris and standing water left by tsunami
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debris and standing water left by tsunami
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a car rolled into building
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Guy Gelfenbaum and Andy Moore of the ITST spoke with locals who provided eyewitness accounts of earthquake and tsunami
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ITST scientists measuring water levels
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ITST scientists measuring water levels
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ITST scientists measuring water levels
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scratch marks left along side of building
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scratch marks left along side of building
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damaged hospital in Banda Aceh
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damaged hospital in Banda Aceh
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steel-reinforced support bent by tsunami
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broken branches on tree left standing near coast
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lone building standing
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sand and debris remain in school room
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school building nearly completely destroyed by tsunami
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large barge carried inland 3 km by tsunami
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large barge carried inland 3 km by tsunami
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large barge carried inland 3 km by tsunami
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large barge carried inland 3 km by tsunami
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