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Japan:March 11 tsunami waves reached 39.7m high

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 14,2011
The Japan Society of Civil Engineers says the height of the March 11 tsunami reached 39.7 meters in Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture.

The finding was reported to a meeting of the Society on Wednesday.

The Society’s committees and working groups are examining the March 11 tsunami from various angles and considering necessary measures against possible future tsunamis.

The Society had said the highest tsunami waves on land were 40 meters. But, based on the findings from 6 months of research, it changed the number taking into account the height of the tide at the time.

The Society said it is necessary to remake the breakwater with a stronger structure to minimize possible damage in the future.
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