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Uploaded on May 2, 2011
An animation of tsunami inundation on Sendai Plain. The tsunami was generated by the great 2011 Tohoku earthquake (Mw9.0). The earthquake occurred on 11 March 2011 at 5:46 UTC. The source model for this simulation was inferred from tsunami waveforms and GPS data. Time stamp indicates the time after the origin time of the earthquake. Inset video shows tsunami inundating Sendai air port at 15:57 local time (6:57 UTC) or 71 minutes after the earthquake occured.