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Tsunamis and Earthquakes

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

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Erosion of beach sand is evident in this before-and-after pair of satellite images of the coast at Lampuuk. White structure near the center of the images is a mosque that survived the tsunami. Satellite image acquired using Space Imaging's IKONOS satellite and processed by the Centre for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP), National University of Singapore.

Satellite photos of Lampuuk showing before-tsunami and after-tsunami beach sand
maintained by Laura Zink Torresan
last modified 31 May 2005 (lzt)