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Map of Andaman and Nicobar islands
Maps reflect general situation on 5 January 2005. Sources: United Nations, Governments of India, Indonesia, Thailand and Sri Lanka.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands

India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands lie close to the epicentre of the earthquake. It is unclear how many people died on these remote, partly-tribal islands but 5,600 are missing the vast majority of India's missing total.

The islands' capital Port Blair has continued to flood because of the change in the sea level and scientists said the earthquake's impact was so tremendous that the Andamans could have tilted or even shifted. Six of the 38 inhabited islands have been evacuated.


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