3-6 feet essentially, no not really . . . .
|Quoting FlyDeltaJets87 (Reply 6):|
Other than what causes each type of wave (wind versus an earthquake), what's the difference when it hits shore?
None that I've been able to tell.
About three years ago, sitting on the beach at low tide i Seward, AK
. Campfire, decent scotch, a group of us were watching the Grand Princess depart . . . we felt the ground shake . . . noooo, it wasn't the scotch. Then we "smelled" the air - it was different. A few waves - on an otherwise calm night - started hitting the shoreline. And they got louder. I grabbed my bottle, my chair, the woman I was with and told everyone else - it's time to get up higher folks . . . we clammored up the beach about 25 yards. Then the big one probably 6-10 feet rolled in. The fire - still burning when we moved - was instantly gone. rather a spooky experience. What I remember the most was the 'smell' in the air. Everything was instantly different after that quake. It was a 5.5, so - for Alaska - not a big deal. But it made a difference that we were on the beach.
Regardless - they bear paying attention to . . . .
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND