Anaguma

Anaguma

Posted on 03/19/2007


Photo taken on May 26, 2005



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tsunami
Japan
Taro
Tohoku
Iwate
Rikuchu Kaigan National Park


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Tarou tsunami height markers, Iwate  田老 岩手

Tarou tsunami height markers, Iwate  田老 岩手
Markers on a concrete reinforced bluff face in the port for the heights of the 1933 and 1896 tsunamis.

The 2011 tsunami topped the "Great Wall of Tarou" and destroyed the town.

地震がおきたら津波に注意。
"If an earthquake occurs, watch out for a tsunami!"
I hope everyone remembered the above warning. It was all over Tarou.

The mayor said that the water surpassed the high water markers of the 1896 Meiji Tsunami making it greater than 15 meters. He also said that there were very few injured; either you were up the hill or you washed away.

The same wall after the 11 March 2011 tsunami:
www.flickr.com/photos/anaguma/5907129939/

30 May 2012 - About another 10m above the top of the concrete wall are abalone shells embedded in the hillside, showing the height and force of the wave. They're going to have to build a new display wall to put the 2011 tsunami marker.
www.flickr.com/photos/anaguma/7612884934

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