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Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Tsunami changes India's coastline

Tuesday, December 28, 2004 (New Delhi):

Latest satellite images show that Sunday's killer tsunami has changed the topography of India's coastline.

The southern part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands consists of 19 islands known as the Nicobars, in which Great Nicobars, Mancowrie, Car Nicobar and Trinket are prominent.

Nature's wrath

A satellite image of Trinket island, taken on December 21 compared to a latest image shows the destruction the tsunami has done to the island.

Another satellite image taken on December 26 shows that the tsunami waves have swamped the centre of the island almost splitting it in two. Trinket is an island with a majority tribal population.

The satellite pictures show big changes in Chennai as well. Satellite images taken early this year shows Chennai's waterfront - the famed Marina beach.

The Adiyar river can also be seen running through the city.

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Anonymous Anonymous said :

Given the the earthquake rupture extends from northern Sumatra north to the Andaman Islands (3 to 14 degrees N) and the offset on the fault was likely 10s of meters, many changes to the Islands are likely due to the actual earthquake rahter than the tsunami it spawned. The areas east of the fault are expected to subside.

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