Researchers first trip into Fukushima no-entry zone finds tsunami may have been over 21 meters

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Researchers including Shinji Sato, a professor at the University of Tokyo, obtained permission from local governments to enter this zone, and for the first time since the tsunami, were able to survey coastal areas Monday and Tuesday.  The height of the tsunami was previously assumed to have been about 15 meters at the nuclear plant, but this could not be confirmed because the area within a 20-kilometer radius of the plant is designated a no-entry zone.

They found that areas struck by higher tsunami were concentrated on the coast in the prefecture’s center. For example, at Tomioka, which is eight kilometers south of the nuclear plant, a tsunami height of 21.1 meters was observed.

Source: Yomiuri

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