Like the other Nicobar and Andaman Islands, Trinket was devastated by tsunamis generated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake. The island, which had a low and flat topography, was severely eroded by the powerful waves, suffering the loss of 19.4% of its surface area, from 36 km². down to 29 km². (). Initial reports that the island had been split apart() were later confirmed by satellite imagery(). On Trinket, the tsunami caused 91 deaths() and the total devastation of the island's communities and economy. Shortly after the disaster, the entire remaining population of the island was evacuated to neighboring islands, principally Nancowry.()
After the tsunami: a scientist's dilemma: Simron Singh had earned a reputation as a top expert on the Nicobarese. Then disaster struck, and Singh made a fateful decision: to ditch any pretense of objectivity and help rebuild their lives.(NEWS FOCUS)(Simron Jit Singh )
Jul 07, 2006; BANGKOK -- Two days after a massive tsunami pummeled southern Asia in December 2004, a message picked up by shipboard radio...