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11 YEARS LATER

11 years later. Sri Lanka. However, when tsunami waves become extremely large in height, they savagely attack coastlines, causing devastating property damage and loss of life. A small wave only 30 centimetres high in the deep ocean may grow into a monster wave 30m high as it sweeps over the shore. The effects can be further amplified where a bay, harbour, or lagoon funnels the waves as they move inland.

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Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 10.2015
Photo Location: Colombo, Sri Lanka
Copyright: © Victoria Adame Lopez