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First hand Cruiser Reports, and a List of yachts affected by the Asian Tsunamis, very kindly submitted by Richard H Donaldson-Alves - Net controller of the SE Asia Maritime Mobile Net.
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The kinetic energy of a wave is tremendous! A 4-foot, 10-second wave striking a coast expends more than 35,000 horsepower per mile of beach. For each 56-mile stretch of coast, the energy is equal to the power generated at Hoover Dam. - from Bowditch, Chapter 33, page 447 (http://www.irbs.com/bowditch/)