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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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Trench at Hikkaduwa showing the tsunami sand deposit about 23 cm thick. Ground elevation is about 0.5 m and flow depth was about 2.5 m at this site.

Photo in Hikkaduwa
maintained by Laura Zink Torresan
last modified 14 February 2005 (lzt)