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USGS scientists study sediment deposited by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami

December 31, 2005

In January, U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientists traveled to countries on the Indian Ocean to study sediment deposited by the devastating tsunami of December 26, 2004. They hope to gain knowledge that will help them to identify ancient tsunami deposits in the geologic record—which extends much farther into the past than written records—and so compile a history of tsunamis that can be used to assess a region's future tsunami risk.

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Publication Year 2005
Title USGS scientists study sediment deposited by 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami
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Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Sound Waves: Coastal science and research news from across the USGS
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Index ID 70185070
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center