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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 Yala showing the tsunami sand deposit about 22 cm thick. The trowel sizes and orientation point to the primary, secondary, and tertiary flow directions caused by the topography. Ground elevation is about 0.5 m and flow depth was about 4.5 m at this site.

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