Posted by Gareth Guiver on March 15, 2002 at 12:43:05:
Fabio, there was a program on channel 5 about a week ago, it showed how an earthquake is one of the main reason's for such a vast amount of water being propeled towards land.
They showed the after math of the wave, there was such devastation with waves reaching as high as 11 meters high far in land.
Unfortunatly the program did not go in to detail about where to build or how, but the reaserchers that were there are able to gather enough information to show what happen and where not to build, i would post the link which i have found but there's very little info so heres a different one that maybe better for you it has a few facts.
After that if you have time get the link below, its massive! and all about planning & construction near areas of threat from tsunamis.
You will have to download it then veiw it through a program called Acrobat (which is also free on the internet)
Let me know if its enough.