Monday, April 4, 2011

Japan Tsunami Hit 38 m - 125 ft.


Wow!  So a little seawall would have done nothing to this.  Even if the nuclear plant had a 10 m seawall, the water would have just jumped it.  I think you have to put the backup generators on top of rugged buildings.

But get this!  This is not the record holder!  There was a higher tsunami.  Now that the M9 has shot its load, they should not worry about big tsunamis on that coast, but go to the other areas.


Peter said...

San Onofre in SoCal has 25' wall to protect it from a tsunami, wonder if they will revisit that now?

Harold Asmis said...

That's not big tsunami territory. But I think one should always have a plan for over-topping a dam.