Saturday, March 12, 2011

Three-Story Tsunami

Photograph from Kyodo/Reuters

A three-story tsunami obscures all but treetops as it roars into Natori, Japan, on Friday—about the same height as the largest waves seen during the Indian Ocean tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands in late 2004.

Tsunamis have been known to surge vertically as tall as 100 feet (30 meters). Most tsunamis cause the sea to rise no more than 10 feet (3 meters).

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