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

Photo Gallery of Northwestern Sumatra: 22 January 2005:
travelling from host home in Banda Aceh to survey site in Lho Nga

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Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Panoramic photo in Lho Nga
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
The powerful tsunami waves snapped off trees, swept buildings from their foundations, and stranded the coal barge and tugboat shown in this photograph taken south of Lho Nga looking southward. The line along the cliff where thick green vegetation (above) meets brown rock and rubble (below) marks the elevation reached by tsunami waves here: 31 m (102 ft) above sea level.
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Panoramic photo south of Lho Nga looking northward, same coastal area where barge and tugboat were stranded (see panorama above).
Photo in Banda Aceh, see caption below
ITST scientists discussing survey plans
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Bridge, destroyed by tsunami, makes river unpassable to cars and trucks.
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Makeshift raft carries foot passengers across river.
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
temporary bridge being constructed across river
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
temporary bridge being constructed across river
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Locals take motorcycle across river on raft.
Photo in Sumatra, see caption below
Locals take motorcycle across river on raft.
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
pool near coast filled with large rocks and sand from the tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
scour around pool and rock rubble carried inland by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ITST member Raphael Paris stands near steel beams wrapped around tree
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
branches broken and bark scraped off tree up to height of tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
branches broken and bark scraped off tree up to height of tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
branches broken and bark scraped off tree up to height of tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
water tower knocked over by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
steel beam bent by debris carried in the powerful waves that struck Lho Nga on Sumatra's west coast
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees snapped by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
car damaged by debris and flowing tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
car and debris carried inland and piled up against trees
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
landward limit of tsunami marked by lack of vegetation
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
tsunami flowed up river valley over 1.6 km from coast
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
tsunami flowed up river valley over 1.6 km from coast
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
coastal plain inundated by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
coastal plain inundated by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
landward limit of tsunami marked by lack of vegetation
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
buildings torn from foundations
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
coal barge and tug carried onto land; tsunami runup reached 32 m here
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
closer view of barge and tugboat stranded by tsunami; tsunami runup reached 31 m here
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ship overturned at cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
closer view of barge and tugboat stranded by tsunami; tsunami runup reached 31 m here
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees snapped by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
broken branches on tree help indicate tsunami height
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ITST members Nishimura-san and Kamataki-san measuring water levels
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
broken branches and discolored vegetation from saltwater indicate tsunami height
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
coal barge and tug carried onto land; tsunami runup reached 31 m here
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
coal barge and tug were held together by line
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
broken branches on tree near coast indicates water level close to the beach
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
cement factory damaged by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
cement factory damaged by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
road partially destroyed by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees submerged by sea suggest recent subsidence
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees submerged by sea suggest recent subsidence
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees submerged by sea suggest recent subsidence
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ship overturned at cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
cement factory damaged by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ship overturned at cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ship overturned at cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
seawall protecting cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
ship overturned at cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
seawall protecting cement factory harbor
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trim line along coast indicates tsunami height
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
view looking northward of stranded tugboat and barge
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
trees snapped by tsunami
Photo in Lho Nga, see caption below
view looking northward of stranded tugboat and barge
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