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

Tsunami Sand Deposits

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The tsunami had the ability to transport large particles (a car); but, because primarily sand was available to be transported, almost all tsunami deposits are composed of sand.

Photo, car in the trees
maintained by Laura Zink Torresan
last modified 14 February 2005 (lzt)