Two Year Anniversary: Japan Tsunami

Today, March 11th, marks the two year anniversary of the worst earthquake and worst tsunami to ever impact Japan. The¬†earthquake occurred 43 miles of the northeast coast of Japan and was 20 miles deep. This produced a 133ft tsunami that traveled 6 miles inland. Monumental property damage was sustained from both the quake and the tsunami, with thousands of lives lost. Despite Japan’s amazing response to the detection of the earthquake with prompted a tsunami alert live on TV within minutes of the quake, given the short distance it still wasn’t enough time. Here is a look at the tsunami alert which had estimated wave heights on screen within minutes of the first tremor. -Greg


Posted under earthquake/tsunami, science, weather geek

This post was written by qni_it on March 11, 2013

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