[ExI] Tsunami height)

John Clark jonkc at bellsouth.net
Fri Mar 25 20:29:29 UTC 2011

On Mar 25, 2011, at 11:12 AM, Keith Henson wrote:

> That's 77 feet, 5 inches. Or, about the height of a six- or
> seven-story building. It wasn't a record, though. Kyodo says that:
> "The tsunami wave measured in the city of Ofunato was lower than the
> domestic record of 38.2 meters [125 feet. 4 inches] marked in the 1896
> Meiji Sanriku Earthquake Tsunami, and 34.9 meters [114 feet, 6 inches]
> logged in the wake of the 2004 earthquake off the Indonesian coast of
> Sumatra."

That's not a record either, the record for the tallest tsunami ever recorded is 524 meters (1,724 feet)  at Lituya Bay Alaska on July 9 1958.

 John K Clark

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