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Japan Did Not Have A Chance!

Tsunami Was More Powerful Than Originally Thought.

This animation shows a model simulation of the major tsunami generated by the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku-Oki earthquake off the coast of northeastern Japan. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/GSFC/Ohio State University.

Data from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two wave fronts that day. The fronts merged to form a single, double-high wave far out at sea. This wave was capable of traveling long distances without losing power. Ocean ridges and undersea mountain chains pushed the waves together along certain directions from the tsunami’s origin.

The ocean topography had a lot to do with the tsunamis merging. When looking at the data from the buoys and GPS data from Japan along with Reporting of Tsunamis program, the scientists were able to create the simulation.

Scientists now may be able to create maps that take into account all undersea topography, even sub-sea ridges and mountains far from shore. This will help in the prediction of a path that a tsunami may or may not take.

Even though, Japan’s disaster is still being felt today, scientists will hopefully be able to not only create better hazard maps but give warnings to coastlines with better accuracy.

Tsunamis …. as the green future unfolds.

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  1. Susan Says:

    Wow, That is shocking news. I am amazed at how much mother nature has done this year.

  2. Linda Says:

    Hi Susan …. it has been a pretty wild year. It looks like 2012 is not going to be any calmer. So hang on tight!

  3. Sisi Van Dean Says:

    Yes indeed the Tsinami was extremely powerful, but Japanese people proved to be such a strong and decent nation, that won the respect of all the world! They are so strict, decent and have the strongest will, that nothing will stop them from prosperity and they deserve it!

  4. Linda Says:

    Hi Sisi … I know that they have been very courageous from their horrible tragedy. I just hope they take the opportunity to “go green”! 😀

  5. Dental Implants Says:

    Obviously Tsunami is much more powerful.i think undersea topography will help Scientists to protect destroy.

  6. Linda Says:

    Hi Dental … yes, they are planning on utilizing the underwater topography for future maps and warnings.

  7. Brad Says:

    Hi Linda!

    Awake at 4:30 this morning for some reason so I decided to surf on by. Uh…, speaking of surfing, your post here brings back the memories of that fateful Japanese day. Incredible to observe from this side of the pond. Unimaginable to experience for our Asian friends.


  8. Linda Says:

    Hi Brad …. Glad you came over! 😀 Missed ya. Our Asian friends took a pretty hard punch and will be back on track very soon.

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