Lecture 24 - Tsunami Waves

3 magnitude earthquake 150 km o the coast biggest in

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Unformatted text preview: m tsunami in Alaska caused by a landslide – Lituya Bay 8 9 Northern Japan, 2011 10 Northern Japan, 2011 l༆  In Japan ocean floor pushed up 10m high, 50m horizontal relocaMon by magnitude 9.0 earthquake l༆  5th largest earthquake since 1900 l༆  Earthquake was 24km deep, 130km off the coast l༆  Once it approaches land, slows down, peaks rise…. l༆  Water funneled into coastal towns, resulMng in even higher wave heights l༆  Out- to- sea tsunami barriers funneled wate...
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