Sri Lankan coastline, during 2004 tsunami

Sri Lankan coastline, during 2004 tsunami

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This image is part of the sequence environment: Sri Lankan coastline during 2009 tsunami
This image is part of the sequence Environment: satellite image of Sri Lankan coastline before and during the tsunami in 2004
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Caption: During tsunami. Image 2 of 4. Satellite image of the Sri Lankan resort area of Kalutara, during the tsunami flooding of 26 December 2004. The beach is submerged and high water is seen around buildings and trees. The floodwaters reached inland off to the right for at least one kilometre. The flooding was caused by a massive underwater earthquake, around 2000 kilometres to the east near Indonesia, that created huge waves, or tsunamis, that spread across the Indian Ocean, killing over 150,000. The full death toll may never be known. Quickbird satellite image. For this coastline before and during the tsunami, see images E275/042-045.

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