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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis

A magnitude 9.0 earthquake - the largest in 40 years - struck offshore of the Indonesian island of Sumatra on December 26, 2004. These images show the damage caused by the resulting tsunami to the shores of northwestern Sumatra.
Tsunami Damage, Northwestern Sumatra
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Tsunami Damage, Northwestern Sumatra

Astronaut photographs illustrate the damage along the southwestern coast of Aceh Province, Indonesia.

Published Jan 24, 2005

Image of the Day Land Earthquakes

Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis

Published Jan 12, 2005

Earthquakes

Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis

Published Jan 3, 2005

Earthquakes

Tsunami Damage in Northwest Sumatra
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Tsunami Damage in Northwest Sumatra

The island of Sumatra suffered from both the rumblings of the submarine earthquake and the tsunamis that were generated on December 26, 2004.

Published Dec 31, 2004

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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis

Published Dec 30, 2004

Land Water Earthquakes

Tsunami Strikes Sri Lanka
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Tsunami Strikes Sri Lanka

On December 26, 2004, tsunamis swept across the Indian Ocean, spawned by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra.

Published Dec 30, 2004

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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis
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Earthquake Spawns Tsunamis

Published Dec 29, 2004

Earthquakes