Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1243 times:
Seems plausible. The weird thing about the tsunami was that it wasn't terribly high, like a tidal wave, but just so horribly voluminous. It just kept flowing inland more and more. So, seeing a small "spike" like 7 inches seems reasonable. Please, no slamming for the previous comment.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1188 times:
Logan - I don't see whats so strange about it, tidal waves are generally (if not almost all the time) not very high. They're not a wave as such, just a huge body of water that moves at high speed through the ocean. They very rarely get any higher than 10 metres and any time they do it is usually when energy hasn't been dicipated by friction or air resistence and then hits a body of earth and rides up the side of it, rather than the wave itself being huge.
Newark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 28
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Because tsunamis are more south pacific in nature and do not occur in America
I've actually heard that there is an island in the eastern Atlantic with a cliff that will cave into the ocean eventually. When it does, many people believe it will cause a tsunami in North America. I couldn't find any sites about it, but I know they are out there. If anyone else finds them, feel free to post them.