Skip to comments.What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?
Posted on 03/29/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused if a massive wall of water several hundred feet high slammed into Florida at more than 100 miles an hour? To many people such a scenario is impossible, but that is what people living along the Indian Ocean thought before the 2004 tsunami and that is what people living in Japan thought before the 2011 tsunami. Throughout history, giant tsunamis have been relatively rare events, but they do happen. Scientists tell us that a mega-tsunami can race across the open ocean at up to 500 miles an hour, and when they reach shore they can produce waves that are hundreds of feet high. And even though authorities claim that the threat to Florida is remote, it might surprise you to learn that there are Tsunami Hazard Zone signs on Florida beaches. If a highly unusual event (such as a giant meteor hitting the Atlantic Ocean) caused a giant tsunami that hit Florida, the devastation would be absolutely unimaginable.
Most people dont realize this, but almost the entire bottom half of Florida is just barely above sea level. If a giant tsunami did hit Florida, there would be nothing to stop it from sweeping across the entire state
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They should just head for the high ground......
uhhh, trick question? It will under water?
So how many hundreds of feet high was the Indonesian tsunami?
You’d have to have guns to protect your family and whatever you had left from the looters.
That one was actually in the millions.
There would a stack of walkers a hundred feet high! Okay this on top of my Beck comment should assure my ticket to hell!
The terrible tsunami that hit in the Indian ocean in 2004 had a height of less than 35 feet.I'm sure they can come bigger than that, but "several hundreds of feet"?
Sounds like something Al Gore would say.
It left a watermark on the moon...that's how high it was... : ^ )
I prefer to fantasize about one slamming into Washington, DC during a joint session of Congress while Barry and Biteme are giving speeches to them.
I guess it would be a bad day. Same thing if a hundred volcanoes erupted or huge earthquakes or maybe fire from heaven.
I think the panhandle is some of the most geologically stable areas in the world.
“If a highly unusual event (such as a giant meteor hitting the Atlantic Ocean)”
Stop right there. If a giant meteor hit ANYWHERE!, it would cause enormous devastation. Why is this guy so concerned about only tsunami’s?
Where in the name of bad science fiction did you drag that up from?
I have that book somewhere in the inactive stacks of my personal library.
Yes, I admit it. I read it. I paid money for it.
Sob.... But I didn't know...
If the conditions are right (like contained in a bay), you bet.
The one that hit Japan was 133 ft high.
The price of orange juice would skyrocket
No more parties in Palm Beach?
“Why is this guy so concerned about only tsunamis?”
he’s trying to get a deal on beach front property?
So, an asteroid hits the Atlantic, punches a hole through the crust, and sends a wall of water a mile high straight at Florida.
It would be a bad day for Disney. I get it. It could happen.
The main danger is from across the ocean, La Palma volcano in the Canary Islands. It is possible a massive slab could fall into the ocean and trigger a tsunami that would still be 50 meters high when it hit Floriduh.
Japan is in an active area, florida isn’t.
It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of energy to create a wave that big. An big meteor or a massive earthquake.
“So how many hundreds of feet high was the Indonesian tsunami?”
30 m/100ft would be extreme, as in the Indonesian tsunami.
What I do worry about is the cat 4 or 5 hurricane hitting the west coast of Florida coming up the center of Tampa Bay which is very shallow...
The storm surge could easily be plus 20 ' or more
I live far enough inland from the coast to not get flooded, but downtown Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg would be devastated to the tune of billions of dollars...
Thousands of people could also die from drowning if they did not evaluate, which is a good possibility since most of them have never experienced a cat 4 or 5 hurricane in their life time..
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That's 131 ft higher than the wave that knocked me off my feet and bloodied my nose down at Corpus.
No thanks. I'll pass on natural phenomenon that get documentaries made about them...
The liberals counting on the massive vote fraud from all the retired NY’ers double voting would be deeply saddened.
I do remember seeing an interview with a guy who witnessed a tsunami caused by a landslide in an Alaskan fjord. He and his father were fishing when the side of the mountain slid down into the fjord. It deposited them with their boat something like 300 feet above the waterline on the other side. They showed modern pics where you could see the difference between the older and younger trees.
I don’t know if the 1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami was the same one. (The height of the wave was accurately measured at 516 metres (1,720 feet), based on the elevation extent of the damage caused to the foliage up the headlands around the area where the landslide occurred as well as along the shoreline of the bay.)
It was less than 10 meters. About 30-35 feet.
No problem... according to Al Gore the whole state is already flooded due to melting ice caps
Boy that would sure change the political climate if one wiped out south east Florida. New York-Newark, Philadelphia-wilmington, Baltimore and just left the Republican areas alone. And then San Francisco Bay, Greater Los Angeles and Settle went to davy Jones locker as well. Of course it doesn’t hurt to fantasize, does it?
One of the hazards of living on the ocean. It can happen. More than likely a very bad hurricane, like Sandy, will.
It’s the people that live along the Mississippi and get a surprise that surprise me. Or the ones who live in houses on stilts in California, every year it’s floods or fires.
It’s nice to be by the water but don’t be surprised when the water lives with you.
I live just north of Sun City which is a retirement area.
Go into the Wendy’s and the youngest person in there is about 75. That includes the people working there.
I’m sure it includes raising gate prices.
I guess it would suck to be them.
Whats that in terms of feet ??
My math / conversion to metrics ... sucks !!
Folks have to get up into the Flat Mountains of Central Florida.
When I drive to DeFuniak Springs for shopping, I will often note the altitude at various locations. A good part of the trip is at around 300 feet or even more.
That should keep me safe from those tidal waves.
Naw , just drift over the gates ( no charge ! )
Just like we did at WOODSTOCK !!
About 150 feet, a meter is just three inches more than a yard.
Real sobering if you live in the area
I understand that Disney(tm) does have facilities (or use to) to handle the guests in case of nuclear war.
“Why is this guy so concerned about only tsunamis”
And Florida! It would be devastating no matter where it hit.
I’m three miles from the beach. Much more worried about looters.
Is it possible? Sure. Is it probable? Yawn. But yawns don’t sell newspapers.
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