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?
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