Friday, March 11, 2011

"Tectonic" event in Wisconsin followed by real one off Sendai, Japan

Here is some amazing footage of  tsunami waves moving inland near Sendai, Japan after the fifth strongest earthquake in the the last hundred years worldwide occurred off the coast of Sendai just hours ago.  Near the end of the first clip you can see a medium size fishing boat being carried over farm fields without grounding.  The draft on the boat has to be eight to ten feet at a minimum, which makes the wall of water at least that deep as it moves inland.  The second aerial clip shows the coast being inundated by a huge wave. 50 countries are subject to tsunami warnings.


The USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, just deployed to the U.S. Seventh Fleet, has been ordered to move to Japan for relief support.  The carrier, USS George Washington, is currently docked in Yokosuka, Japan, my old homeport during the Vietnam War.

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