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    The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami

    Carter, Andrew and Bandopadhyay, P.C. (2017) The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami. In: Bandopadhyay, P.C. and Carter, Andrew (eds.) The Andaman–Nicobar Accretionary Ridge: Geology, Tectonics and Hazards. Memoirs 47. Geological Society, London, pp. 215-224. ISBN 9781786202819.

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    Abstract

    The 26 December 2004 earthquake and tsunami had variable impacts on the Andaman and Nicobar islands. While the earthquake rupture caused land-elevation changes (uplift in the west, subsidence in the east and south) and co-seismic shaking damaged buildings and weakened the infrastucture (roads, bridges, jetties), the tsunami caused most devastation. The largely tribal-populated, low-elevation smaller islands in the Nicobars were the most affected with two islands (Katchall and Pilmillow) losing nearly 90% of their population. This chapter documents and presents new evidence of the impacts of the earthquake and tsunami.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Science > Earth and Planetary Sciences
    Depositing User: Professor Andrew Carter
    Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 09:25
    Last Modified: 27 Feb 2017 09:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/18125

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