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  • March 11, 2011
  • from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0001xgp/#maps
  • Key Points
    • A powerful tsunami has swept across a large area of northern Japan causing major damage, flooding towns and sweeping away buildings and cars. It was triggered by a huge 8.9-magnitude earthquake
    • Tsunami warnings were issued for virtually the entire Pacific region. The first waves have now reached the mainland of the United States along the Oregon coast. Earlier, tsunami waves about a 1m high flooded several beaches on Hawaii
    from BBC @ 8:30a
  • from http://maplarge.com/Japan-Earthquake
  • from MSNBC
  • from BBC
    • A tsunami is a series of waves - the first may not be the largest
    • Wave heights cannot be predicted and can vary along a coast due to local effects
    • The time from one tsunami wave to the next can be five minutes to an hour
  • http:// wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/ttvulhvpd9-01.jpg How do tsunami warning systems work? Click here
  • from BBC
  • from MSNBC
  • from MSNBC
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  • from CNN
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