Banda Aceh, after 2004 tsunami

Banda Aceh, after 2004 tsunami

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This image is part of the sequence Environment: 2004 tsunami
This image is part of the sequence Environment: satellite image of Banda Aceh before and after the tsunami in 2004


Caption: After tsunami. Image 2 of 2. Satellite image of part of the northern shore of the coastal city of Banda Aceh, Indonesia, on 28 December 2004. The immense destruction was caused by huge waves (tsunamis) from a massive earthquake, the world's largest for 40 years, that struck on 26 December. It occurred underwater, 250 kilometres from Banda Aceh. This area has been obliterated. The land has been eroded away (across top) by the power of the tsunami. Tens of thousands died in this city; many more died elsewhere. The full death toll may never be known. Quickbird satellite image. Pre- tsunami image is E275/034.

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