[v6z] Re: New tsunami advisory warning - Japan

Scott Howard scott at doc.net.au
Sun Mar 27 21:34:34 CDT 2011


On Sun, Mar 27, 2011 at 6:28 PM, andrew.wallace <
andrew.wallace at rocketmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 1:59 AM,  <Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu> wrote:
> > *yawn*.  A foot and a half isn't going to be all *that* bad
>
> Remember a wall of tsunami water travels in general at approx 970 kph (600
> mph), think about it.
>

That's in deep water, where the height of the wave might be a few inches at
most.

Once it reaches shallow water the speed drops significantly and the height
increases.

  Scott



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