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Monday 17 January 2005

Scientists Release Tsunami Effect Data

Boats at sea felt only a gentle swell as the Asian tsunami passed under their hulls — but by the time the first giant wave slammed into Sri Lanka's coast it was a monstrous 15 feet high, scientists say.

A 15-member tsunami research team found that the wave struck with crushing force in some places, yet washed almost gently over the coast just a few hundred yards away, affected by shoreline and seabed features, the scientists said Saturday, releasing preliminary data at a seminar.

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