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

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Satellite image shows location of the topographic and sediment deposit profile at Seaside Resort Hotel (see profile with photos, below). The profile was 410 meters long and consisted of 15 trenches. Photo shows the location of the former resort hotel [larger version].

satellite image of west coast of Sumatra showing location of profile; photo on the right is of the Seaside Resort Hotel location looking seaward.

To see larger versions of each of the photos included in this diagram, please click a photo:

Seaside Resort Hotel profile showing thickness of tsunami  sand deposits along the transectsee a larger version of this photosee a larger version of this photosee a larger version of this photosee a larger version of this photo

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