03/11/11 87 W, 1 I - + 9 - 6 What a Tsunami Looks Like

Entirely incredible images and footage found around the 'net this morning, in the wake of a tsunami that's hit the coast of northeast Japan. It followed an 8.9 magnitude earthquake about 80 miles offshore. Reportedly the fifth largest recorded earthquake since 1900. This picture appears in this New York Times story. How big is that wave we're seeing? Is it really almost as tall as the treetops? Might be a trick of perspective. Need to examine more closely.

Kyodo News, via Associated Press photo

I can’t even begin to get my mind around all the devistation over there. WOW!
Buckwheat - 03/11/11 - 13:14

I’ve heard it reported at 25 feet..
ab - 03/11/11 - 15:47

I dont think it is tree top height, but it is alot of water. Prayers go out to all involved.
gen3fire - 03/11/11 - 15:55

Their USAR teams will be BUSY! A daunting mission to be sure…
BobC - 03/11/11 - 23:40

Today’s amazing media, http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/..

Before and after satellite photos.
Legeros - 03/13/11 - 15:12

Not sure if this is from the same camera but looks a lot like it, and I hope the link works right

ad - 03/13/11 - 17:44

hit the back photo button 3 times
ad - 03/13/11 - 17:45

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