Tsk, at The Guardian:
The magnitude nine quake (one of the five most powerful ever recorded) and the 30m to 40m tsunami (the highest ever seen in Japan)
I don\’t think so. A 10 metre tsunami, a 30 to 40 foot tsunami…..but not a 30 to 40 metre tsunami. No, we\’ve really not been talking about a 100 foot wall of water sweeping in.
Could just be a typo, sure, but again it\’s evidence that all too many of the Arts graduates that produce our newspapers just don\’t have an instinctive understanding of numbers.