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Tsunami Satellite photos

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posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 10:24 AM
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Satellite photos from digitalglobe.com

Photos load slow, but are of very good quality.

Kalutara, Sri Lanka December 26, 2004

Before Tsunami
www.digitalglobe.com...

After Tsunami
www.digitalglobe.com...

Before Tsunami beach-1
www.digitalglobe.com...

After Tsunami beach-1
www.digitalglobe.com...

Before Tsunami beach-2
www.digitalglobe.com...

After Tsunami beach-2
www.digitalglobe.com...

Before Tsunami large photo
www.digitalglobe.com...

After Tsunami large photo
www.digitalglobe.com...

Edit: Just fixed the title.

[edit on 29-12-2004 by ZeddicusZulZorander]




posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 10:30 AM
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If Srilanka didnt have the dense vegitation right on the shore, the destruction would have been even more devestating. Those swirls and under currnts look even more deadly from above. My heart goes out to those people.

Good find SIRR1



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 10:34 AM
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Good pics. No wonder so many people died



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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I downloaded the two pictures of Kalutara beach and noticed that, although the offshoure area is heavily damaged, the land itself isn't. Most of the houses right along the beach are still there after the Tsunami.

If you use the large soccer-field at the lower right of the photo as the benchmark, you will be able to pick out individual houses in the before-and after photos.



posted on Dec, 29 2004 @ 11:14 AM
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The pictures seem almost fake....unreal...i mean you know its real but i dunno what..



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 08:50 AM
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they're all dead links. was it just me and my connection, or what....



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 10:03 AM
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For those with torrent there is a file floating (no pun intended) around which contains several videos including actual footage, news reports and satellite imagery:

www.downhillbattle.org...

brill

[edit on 30-12-2004 by brill]



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 10:14 AM
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sorry, try this link.

www.digitalglobe.com...

click on Tsunami satellite photos.



posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 10:17 AM
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I'm so glad you posted these. I have a question -

How the heck did the satellites know to be looking at
that beach at that time to take those shots?

Except for satellites stationed to take pictures of
foreign military and sensitive areas, I highly doubt that
satellite would be sitting there taking pictures of that
beach continually.

How did it know to position itself and take shots at
those crucial times?

Did 'someone' know the tidal wave was coming?

(awesome shots by the way. amazing! frightening!)



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