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Indian Ocean Tsunami - satellite photos before and after
rolos.nature.com/news/2005/050103/ full/050103-2.html

Aerial shots reveal extent of devastation
Michael Hopkin
Published online: 04 January 2005; | doi:10.1038/news050103-2

The sheer force of the Indian Ocean tsunami is shown in these satellite photos.

Sunday 26 December 2004 was a day that changed Asia forever. Trillions of tonnes of water roared across the Indian Ocean, and the force with which they struck the surrounding coastlines is all too apparent in these satellite images. Seaside resorts and villages have been reduced to mud; entire beaches are gone. The disaster has left a blot on the landscapes of Indonesia, Thailand, India and Sri Lanka, both physically and in terms of the 150,000 lives that it has claimed so far.
© 2005 Nature Publishing Group

These photographs were captured by a range of Earth-observation satellites including IKONOS, SPOT 2, SPOT 5 and RADARSAT-1, and by the Indian National Remote Sensing Agency. The pairs of images show devastated regions before and after the tsunami.
© 2005 Nature Publishing Group

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Banda Aceh, Sumatra: 10 January 2003 - 29 December 2004

Trinkat Island, Nicobar Islands: 21 December 2004 - 26 December 2004
© Indian Natl Remote Sensing Agency

Katchall Island, Nicobar Islands: 10 July 2004 - 28 December 2004
© SPOT 5/CNES/CRISP, Natl Univ. Singapore

Akkaraipattu, Sri Lanka: 8 February 2002 - 2 January 2005

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