The Tsunami Affected Coral Reefs and Andaman Teals

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the tsunami affected coral reefs and andaman teals

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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 upheaval of land western part of North Andaman Islands were raised up and the vast area of Coral Reefs were disrupted. The number threatened bird of Andaman Teals in these islands was also falling down.


North Reef Island, North Andaman, India

Name of photographer

Raja Mamannan

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