Location: Japan, Tohoku region
Abstract: Kamaishi was a port which even had a great barrier againt eartquake waves, however it was only 3 meters hight. Quake was only 70 Km far away of the shore on March 11th and waves exceeded all expectations. People from places closer to the cost got often stuck in trafic jam while trying to escape and those from further places did not expect that the water could reach them. Thousands of them died.