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Posted at 8:00 PM ET, 03/11/2011

Video of day: Tsunami wave height animation

By Jason Samenow

From NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory:

"This animation shows the NOAA Center for Tsunami Research's wave height estimation for the March 11, 2011 tsunami that started off the coast of Japan and has placed the entire Pacific basin on alert."

And for some truly jaw dropping and horrifying images of the earthquake and tsunami, see Boston Globe's Big Picture blog.

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By Jason Samenow  | March 11, 2011; 8:00 PM ET
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Thanks for the graphic and other info on the disaster. I wish CWG would use your connections with NOAA to ask them why the wave pattern looks the way it does--did the earthquake result in up/down motion at the epicenter, and that's what caused the high waves at Japan? & then it's spreading away?

Posted by: carolyn2006 | March 11, 2011 11:09 PM | Report abuse

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