View Full Version : Tsunami overlay discussion

08-04-2005, 09:17 AM
This is a discussion thread for the following file:<br><br><b><a href=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/dlfile2483/Tsunami-overlay.htm>Tsunami overlay</a></b><br><br>These images from Kalutura, Sri Lanke show how far inland the water from the December26, 2004 went on the southwest coast of Sri Lanka. This is the coast facing away from the epicenter of the quake.<br><br><img src=http://www.googleearthhacks.com/images/new/478990tsunami_runup.jpg>

08-04-2005, 09:21 AM
This overlay cant be right.
I'm not totally sure but isnt that picture of the water leaving from Thailands coast and not Sri Lanka, and if this were Sri Lankas coast then it's from the wrong side taken because the Tsunami came from Sumatras coast and was travelling west against Sri Lanka.

Please correct me if i'm totally wrong. ;-)

08-04-2005, 01:37 PM
I think you're right

08-09-2005, 05:26 PM
As the description says this is the side of Sri Lanka away from the tsunami. However the tsunami flowed around the corner and affected wide parts of the island. This is just south of Colombo. See globalsecurity.org

08-11-2006, 07:01 AM
For me the overlay didn't agree with the underlying picture, so I managed to use landmarks like the railway line and the church to find where it belonged and moved it there. Of course now we are not comparing before and after, like the comparo seen here (http://www.globalsecurity.org/eye/andaman-sri-lanka_comp01.htm) But rather just after compared with later on after the damage had been cleared away. (A lot had changed)