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

Photo Gallery of Northwestern Sumatra: 22 January 2005:
travelling from host home in Banda Aceh to survey site in Lho Nga

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The powerful tsunami waves snapped off trees, swept buildings from their foundations, and stranded the coal barge and tugboat shown in this photograph taken south of Lho Nga looking southward. The line along the cliff where thick green vegetation (above) meets brown rock and rubble (below) marks the elevation reached by tsunami waves here: 31 m (102 ft) above sea level.

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Photo in Lho Nga, see caption above
maintained by Laura Zink Torresan
last modified 31 May 2005 (lzt)