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Pre-earthquake Process and the 2004 Tsunami

The disastrous earthquake-triggered tsunami that occurred 11 years ago on the morning after Christmas was huge by any contemporary standards. The epicenter of magnitude 9.3 quake was located in the Indian Ocean near the west coast of Sumatra and it ruptured the 1000 km long Andaman plate boundary, moving the seafloor 20-10 m vertically upwards, […]

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Tsunami and the soils of South Andaman

  Soils usually turn saline due to weathering of parent materials – causing fossil or primary salinity, or from anthropogenic activities involving the improper management of land and water resources – contributing to human or secondary salinity. Until recently, the occurrence of large scale soil salinity due to natural disasters like the tsunami was understood […]

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