2004 Sumatra Tsunami Survey on Socotra Island

Surveying damage from the 2004 Sumatra tsunami on the Southern shore of the Island of Socotra, Yemen.

MUHFARHN, Socotra, 14 October 2006

The tsunami was particularly strong on the Eastern part of the island, with maximum run-up of 5.5 m.
At Qalansia, on the Western coast, a 7-yr. old boy drowned while swimming at the beach.
Here, we show a boat moved inland by the tsunami and deposited 224 m from the shore line, at an altitude of 3.4 m.

Photograph: H. Fritz