Japanese scientists have revised assessment of the potential impact of an earthquake in the sea towards a more pessimistic forecast, according to which the wave height of 20 meters can wash off the country almost to the ground, told local media on Sunday.
According to seismic experts, much of the Pacific coast of the country can be flooded tsunami more than 20 meters, passes MIGnews.com.
As they say on Sunday the Japanese media, the government convened an expert commission has calculated that in the event of an earthquake of magnitude 9.0 in the Nankai trough, which runs to the east of the main Japanese island of Honshu, and stretches to the southern island of Kyushu, it may be a killer tidal wave heights up to 34 meters.
March 11, 2011 in Japan, a devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake that triggered a powerful tsunami. As a result of the disaster killed nearly 16 thousand people, about three thousand missing. The tsunami caused cardiac energizing the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1", which caused a number of accidents at the plant and radiation leaks. Nearly 80,000 people have been evacuated from a 30-kilometer zone around the plant.