Wednesday, November 15, 2006

scale

I love how in this article the first tsunami waves (less than half a meter) STRUCK Northern Japan, and the second wave (20 centimeters, or maybe 8 inches) HIT the shore a while later.

I'm sort of thinking verbs like "(lightly) TAPPED" and "PIDDLED (onto)" would have been more appropriate. Still, I'm glad that they overestimated the possible impact, took precautions, and that there was no one hurt, no harm done.

1 Comments:

At November 15, 2006 7:53 PM, Anonymous Jonathan said...

I was wondering how they know a 3 inch wave hit. I've been sailing. I've walked miles of beaches. All waves are bigger than 3 inches...

WTF?

 

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