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Preliminary simulation of 2011 Japan tsunami

Detailed Description

Preliminary simulation of the tsunami from the March 11, 2011 M=9.1 subduction zone earthquake offshore of Honshu, Japan. Viewpoint north. Simulation shows first 2 hours of tsunami propagation. The program used to create these simulations does not model nonlinear and breaking effects as waves travel into shallow water (e.g., Sendai Bay).


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