Monday, April 4, 2011

Japan Tsunami Hit 38 m - 125 ft.

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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.

2 comments:

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.