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Japan earthquake

  1. 1. March 11, 2011
  2. 2. from http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eqinthenews/2011/usc0001xgp/#maps
  3. 3. Key Points <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>from BBC @ 8:30a
  4. 4. from http://maplarge.com/Japan-Earthquake
  5. 5. from MSNBC
  6. 6. from BBC <ul><li>A tsunami is a series of waves - the first may not be the largest </li></ul><ul><li>Wave heights cannot be predicted and can vary along a coast due to local effects </li></ul><ul><li>The time from one tsunami wave to the next can be five minutes to an hour </li></ul>
  7. 7. http:// wcatwc.arh.noaa.gov/2011/03/11/lhvpd9/01/ttvulhvpd9-01.jpg How do tsunami warning systems work? Click here
  8. 8. from BBC
  9. 9. from MSNBC
  10. 10. from MSNBC
  11. 11. from MSNBC
  12. 12. from MSNBC
  13. 13. from CNN
  14. 14. from CNN

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