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Written by Kentaro Imai and Hideo Matsutomi, Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research   
Sunday, 13 March 2011

One of the features of the 1998 Papua New Guinea tsunami is that a maximum tsunami height of 14.8 m was observed on the vegetated sand spit of Sissano lagoon that faced the tsunami source. This tsunami caused a large number of human casualties. The coastal vegetation in the western Pacific Ocean countries attracts attention from an economical and environmental point of view as a tool of tsunami countermeasures.

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