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Tsunami photos and question

  1. Jan 16, 2010 #1
    We were in Tonga for the Tsunami and collected these photos afterward.

    http://www.tongacharter.com/images/Tsunami%20pics%20%20Caribee%20%20Pago%20Pago/web%20tsunami/Thanksgiving%2008%20ASamoa%20021%20(Custom).jpg [Broken]

    http://www.tongacharter.com/images/Tsunami%20pics%20%20Caribee%20%20Pago%20Pago/web%20tsunami/Thanksgiving%2008%20ASamoa%20025%20(Custom).jpg [Broken]

    The full collection is here-
    http://www.tongacharter.com/tsunami.htm

    My question is why were the effects so dramatic in Samoa, and in Tonga it was much more mild. Is it the Tongan Trench? Or the shape of the harbors?

    Thoughts?
    Scott
     
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