Fishing at Tsunami Affected Cultivated Land at Stewart Gunj

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fishing at tsunami affected cultivated land at stewart gunj

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Photographer’s remarks

The Tsunami/Tide Wave phenomenon was experienced for first time in India due to the earthquake on 26.12.2004 at 0629 hrs which was of high magnitude and intensity of >8 (8.6) MW scale off West Coast of Sumatra Islands (Indonesia). Subsequently, there was an earthquake off coast of Great Nicobar Islands with magnitude of > 6.5 (MW) at 0952 hrs IST on 26.12.2004. Due to the sea intrusion in the mainland most of the lowlands in South Andaman Islands were affected including the cultivated land which was turned into permanent wetlands, where the local people adopted for fishing.

Location

Stewart Gunj, South Andaman Islands, India

Name of photographer

Raja Mamannan

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