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How far inland would a mega tsunami travel?

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A mega tsunami has the potential to reach between 12 to 16 miles inland. This can vary depending on the height of the original wave, the speed it is traveling and obstacles in the wave's path.

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A mega tsunami has the potential to reach inland farther than a regular tsunami because of its massive height and speed. A mega tsunami has two wave heights: the original height of the wave as it develops and the height of the wave when it hits land and surges inward. A mega tsunami is often caused by major landslides, a meteorite hitting large bodies of water or other impact events that cause large amounts of damage to the Earth.

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