Boaters are rushing to get out of the water and residents are being urged to stay away from Japan’s northeastern coast after an earthquake in the Pacific Ocean prompted a tsunami advisory for the region on Tuesday morning. This picture taken by a Miyako City official on March 11, 2011 and released on March 18, 2011 shows a tsunami breaching an embankment and flowing into the city of Miyako in Iwate prefecture shortly after a 9.0 magnitude earthquake hit the region of northern Japan. The quake was recorded at a depth of about 6-miles and according to the Associated Press, could be felt 430 miles away in Tokyo. While Japan is under a tsunami advisory, it’s not the same thing as a tsunami warning.
This picture taken on March 11, 2011 by Sadatsugu Tomizawa and released via Jiji Press on March 21, 2011 shows tsunami waves hitting the coast of Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture. Japanese broadcaster NHK warned residents a one metre-high (three feet) wave was expected to hit the coast of Iwate prefecture in northern Japan at approximately 2330 GMT.
However, CNBC reports the plant was not damaged by the earthquake and is expected to be fine if a tsunami does occur. If there is a Tsunami warning please get as far away from coastal areas as you possibly can. Tsunamis while in deep water are only about 3 feet or 1 metre tall so they are hard to see which is why the buoys scattered around the pacific plate are so important.
Once a Tsunami reaches shallow water it loses some of its forward speed slowing down to approximately 500kph. Tsunami's churn (literally) cars, homes, trees, boats, piers, concrete and anything else that it can smash and take along with it.

A series of Tsunami's waves can last for several hours after the arrival of the first wave.
A tsunami can make the water recede badly enough to exposing land which is usually submerged. Tsunami's like the one that hit Japan and swept across the Pacific Ocean on Friday only happen about every 15 years. Atoll collapse could generate tsunamiAccording to a French nuclear safety official, an atoll collapse could trigger a 20-metre wave and expose people on Tureia atoll to radiation levels 300 times higher than in France.
9Natural DisastersSolar Flares can create earthquakes, facts and historyAs I was writing the hub about whether or not we can predict earthquakes I found that there is a lot of very interesting information regarding Solar Flares.
Gordon Hamilton 4 years ago from Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom Level 2 Commenter Firstly, I think you are right, Lyn, in the sense that tsunamis seem to fascinate a great many people. WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Level 6 Commenter I've read that some of the waves that hit Japan were nearly 60 feet high.
This is similar to United States weather terminology where a tsunami advisory and a tsunami warning are two separate things also. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said there was no danger of a Pacific-wide tsunami.
I do try to write my hubs so that any age can understand the info I have compiled.It is an amazing subject to learn about though I must admit to being slightly disappointed that scientists in this field don't know more.
The Japan Meteorological Survey has placed the area, known as the Iwate Prefecture, under a tsunami advisory with a warning that the waves may reach up to 3-feet in height.

New Zealand and most other countries on the Atlantic fault line had tsunami warnings and I must admit I watched the movement of the waves with some degree of trepidation. The tsunami in Japan travelled 20 miles inland so getting away and getting high can save your life.
As the tsunami approaches shore, the trailing waves in the train pile onto the waves in front of them, like a rug crumpled against a wall) This means it's height rises dramatically. Many ships, then, were stranded as if on dry land, and people wandered at will about the paltry remains of the waters to collect fish and the like in their hands; then the roaring sea as if insulted by its repulse rises back in turn, and through the teeming shoals dashed itself violently on islands and extensive tracts of the mainland, and flattened innumerable buildings in towns or wherever they were found. This doesn't always happen so if you have a tsunami warning in place it's better to be elsewhere and safe than caught in the churn.
Thus in the raging conflict of the elements, the face of the earth was changed to reveal wondrous sights.
For the mass of waters returning when least expected killed many thousands by drowning, and with the tides whipped up to a height as they rushed back, some ships, after the anger of the watery element had grown old, were seen to have sunk, and the bodies of people killed in shipwrecks lay there, faces up or down.

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