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Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide  
User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

Waves Reached United States

New animation from the government's weather forecasting agency shows the worldwide reach of the south Asian tsunamis.

http://www.turnto10.com/news/4076200/detail.html


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1171 times:

That's pretty interesting. I wonder how high the waves were on the US coast; all it says in the article is:

However, the waves were by that time much calmer than the devastating tsunamis that struck countries in south Asia.

Harry



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User currently offlineTUNisia From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1844 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1167 times:

I was wondering the same thing myself. Perhaps someone will post a similar article, which goes more into the details of the event.


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29799 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

About a week after the earthquake the Alaska Tsunami warning center reported they had something like a 7 inch wave detected by their monitoring station at Sand Point Alaska.

No other Tidal guage in the state recorded the wave.



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1126 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.

Logan


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7107 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1086 times:

Waves reached NZ, it hit the south island and was something like 4 or 40 cm tall

User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1071 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.

User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1067 times:

So, seeing a small "spike" like 7 inches seems reasonable. Please, no slamming for the previous comment.

Damnit Logan. You can't set someone like me up then steal the Thunder before we even get a chance!  Big grin


User currently offlineAerobalance From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 4682 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

It had to have caused the La Conchita mudlside.

At least that bit of news would make DLKAPA happy..... Insane



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 992 times:

EGGD: Because tsunamis are more south pacific in nature and do not occur in America, I think we (or, I) have a Hollywood perception of a huge 100-foot high wave, which is just not usually the case.

KROC: Sorry, man. That must've hurt. Like having a waiter holding a nice ribeye in front of you but never putting it on the table.



Logan


User currently offlineEGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 34
Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 952 times:

Logan - I understand, but by the tone of your original post it sounded like you'd expected it to be a hollywood style all-action all-star-cast tsunami..  Big grin.

User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 29
Reply 11, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 945 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.

Harry



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User currently offlineDC10Tim From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 1406 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 911 times:

Harry,

That would be La Palma. The models suggest the size of the tsunami hitting the Eastern seaboard would be enormous.

Tim.



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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 899 times:

I recall reading in the newspaper that when the waves hit the west coast of Vancouver Island they were between 7 and 17 cm high (roughly 3" to 7").

Still quite impressive for something so far away.



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User currently offlineAirbus A380 From Singapore, joined Jan 2001, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 866 times:

Here's a link.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami_qanda.shtml


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