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Tsunamis and Earthquakes

The December 26, 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami: Initial Findings on Tsunami Sand Deposits, Damage, and Inundation in Sri Lanka

Damage to Structures

Quicktime VR panorama from photos taken about 100 m inland at the Nalaveli Hotel on Sri Lanka's east coast. The USGS logo is centered in the direction of the beach.

QuickTime VR directions: pan and zoom around the photo by clicking your mouse and dragging left & right, and up & down. With your mouse positioned on top of the photo, hold down the shift key to zoom in, or the control key to zoom out.

Silent, panoramic photographic view of the area 100 meters inland of Sri Lanka's east coast, near the Nalaveli Hotel. Photos, taken after the December 26, 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean, were strung together to make this panoramic photo.

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