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Indonesia - Sri Lanka - The Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives

The Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives are a set of archives in any medium that recorded the event, disaster response, and mostly about rehabilitation and reconstruction. The tsunami on December 26, 2004 was generated with wave heights exceeding 30 meters, inflicting widespread destruction in Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand and 12 other countries. The casualties were in excess of 310.000 lives. The archives located in several countries that impacted by the tsunami like Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. The number of the archives is 9.311 Meter Linier, 500 Photos, 196 Audio Cassettes, 1.230 Electronic CD/DVDs, and 13 Magnetic Videos.

Photos: © National Archives of the Republic of Indonesia

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