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The Sanriku (Japan) Earthquake Seawaves of 1933

Naturevolume 134page820 (1934) | Download Citation

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THE great earthquake that gave rise to these destructive seawaves occurred on March 3, 1933. As soon as the news of the disaster reached Tokyo, several members of the Earthquake Research Insti tute were sent to the districts principally affected. The chief points that they investigated were the highest levels reached by the tunami or seawaves, the areas of the regions inundated, the damage to houses, etc., and the relations between the effects of the waves and topographical conditions.

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