back to article Boffins: Japan was hit by 'double-wave' tsunami

Boffins from NASA and Ohio State University have discovered that the tsunami that hit Japan in March 2011 was a so-called ‘merging tsunami’. Merging tsunami data from two satellites. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Ohio State University (click to enlarge) The idea of a merging tsunami, where two or more wave fronts join to form a …

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WTF?

Dodgy stats?

Is it really a 1 in 10 million chance that we saw this? I'd like to see the derivation of that number.

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Pint

Easy-peasy.

These one-in-a-million chance thingies keep happening about one time in ten; million is the new ten.

It's not like they've observed 5million tsunami waves to get a 50% chance of recording one, as would be with the old, big, millions.

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Anonymous Coward

Double...

Does this mean it is more or less awesome than a double rainbow?

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Boffin

Re awesome

Well, that really depends on whether you are 'merkin or British.

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Angel

Oh wow...

Double tsunami, man. Double tsunami, look at that. Wow, man. The colors are so beautiful...

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Go

Well, maybe nukes have some uses then...

Perhaps changing the undersea topology would act to prevent this type of tsunami being able to be come about.

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Black Helicopters

The satellites just happened to be there? Not at all caused as part of an experiment going disastrously wrong then.

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Outrageous

Japan was hit by a tsumani in the early 1900's, it flattened a very, very large area. To build a nucleur power station knowing that was pure folly, it was the most stupid thing to do. This was predictable, and they should be held to account for being so stupid

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