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Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:28 pm

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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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:42 pm

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.

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 12:44 pm

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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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:24 pm

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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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 2:44 pm

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.

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 7:42 pm

Waves reached NZ, it hit the south island and was something like 4 or 40 cm tall
 
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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:47 pm

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.
 
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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Thu Jan 13, 2005 8:55 pm

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

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 12:14 am

It had to have caused the La Conchita mudlside.

At least that bit of news would make DLKAPA happy..... Insane
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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 2:36 am

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.

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:15 am

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.
 
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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 5:21 am

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.

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 10:17 am

Harry,

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

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RE: Scientists: Tsunami Waves Reached Worldwide

Fri Jan 14, 2005 11:37 am

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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