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Asian Tsunami Imagery

A devastating earthquake occurred on December 26, 2004 off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The resulting Tsunami killed thousands of people in Southern India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, etc. In India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu, Pondicherry, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala were worst hit.

National Remote Sensing Agency, Dept. of Space, Govt. of India, made all possible efforts to monitor this catastrophic event. Satellite data at different resolutions was acquired, analyzed with the value-added information being disseminated to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India. The following pictures depict the satellite images which captured the worst-hit Adaman and Nicobar Islands and part of Andhra Pradesh and Chennai coast. In the images, red depicts vegetation, white depicts clouds and shades of blue indicate types of water.


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Car Nicobar Island

Imagery of Car Nicobar Island
Karaikal

Imagery of Karaikal
Tarangambadi

Imagery of Tarangambadi
Other imagery of Tsunami-affected India














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