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What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?
Freedom Outpost ^ | March 29, 2014 | Michael Snyder

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 don’t 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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TOPICS: Astronomy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: afireinthesky; armageddon; asteroids; bahamas; canaryislands; catastrophism; cumbrevieja; deepimpact; florida; lapalma; lucifershammer; meteor; meteors; shivadescending; tsunami; tsunamis
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1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:56:55 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They should just head for the high ground......


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:57:57 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

uhhh, trick question? It will under water?


3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by ForYourChildren (Christian Education [ RomanRoadsMedia.com - a classical Christian approach to homeschool])
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To: Paladin2

Surfs up!!!!!


4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:30 PM PDT by Quick Shot
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

So how many hundreds of feet high was the Indonesian tsunami?


5 posted on 03/29/2014 5:58:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Kartographer; blam; Marcella; JRandomFreeper; Lazamataz; null and void

6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:03 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Paladin2

You’d have to have guns to protect your family and whatever you had left from the looters.


7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:28 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: cripplecreek

That one was actually in the millions.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:31 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There would a stack of walkers a hundred feet high! Okay this on top of my Beck comment should assure my ticket to hell!


9 posted on 03/29/2014 6:00:19 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
massive wall of water several hundred feet high

Sigh.

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.

10 posted on 03/29/2014 6:01:14 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: cripplecreek
So how many hundreds of feet high was the Indonesian tsunami?

It left a watermark on the moon...that's how high it was... : ^ )

11 posted on 03/29/2014 6:04:08 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 6:05:09 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 6:05:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“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?


14 posted on 03/29/2014 6:05:50 PM PDT by Flavious_Maximus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Oh my Dear Lord.

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...

/johnny

15 posted on 03/29/2014 6:06:34 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: ClearCase_guy
I'm sure they can come bigger than that, but "several hundreds of feet"?

If the conditions are right (like contained in a bay), you bet.

http://www.sitnews.us/Kiffer/LituyaBay/070808_lituya_bay.html

16 posted on 03/29/2014 6:07:14 PM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The one that hit Japan was 133 ft high.


17 posted on 03/29/2014 6:07:43 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The price of orange juice would skyrocket


18 posted on 03/29/2014 6:08:22 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No more parties in Palm Beach?

No way...


19 posted on 03/29/2014 6:08:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

“Why is this guy so concerned about only tsunami’s?”

he’s trying to get a deal on beach front property?


20 posted on 03/29/2014 6:09:31 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: thackney; Valpal1
Fine.

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.

21 posted on 03/29/2014 6:10:25 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?

Florida would probably break off and wash up on a Texas beach somewhere.
22 posted on 03/29/2014 6:10:38 PM PDT by jy8z (When push comes disguised as nudge, I do not budge.)
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To: yarddog

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.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 6:10:41 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Valpal1

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.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 6:11:53 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: cripplecreek

“So how many hundreds of feet high was the Indonesian tsunami?”
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30 m/100ft would be extreme, as in the Indonesian tsunami.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 6:12:43 PM PDT by AlexW
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Living in the Tampa area...I sleep well at night knowing a Tsunami hitting Florida is as likely as Obama resigning...

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..

26 posted on 03/29/2014 6:12:48 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

DATING ADS FOR SENIORS FOUND IN FLORIDA NEWSPAPER. Florida is Gods waiting room.

You can say what you want about Florida, but you never hear of

anyone retiring and moving north. These are actual ads seen in

‘’The Villages’’ Florida newspaper. (Who says seniors don’t have

a sense of humor?)

FOXY LADY :
Sexy, fashion-conscious blue-haired beauty,
80’s, slim, 5’4’ (used to be 5’6’),
Searching for sharp-looking, sharp-dressing companion.
Matching white shoes and belt a plus.


LONG-TERM COMMITMENT :
Recent widow who has just buried fourth husband,
Looking for someone to round out a six-unit plot. Dizziness,
fainting, shortness of breath not a problem.

SERENITY NOW :
I am into solitude, long walks, sunrises, the ocean, yoga and
meditation. If you are the silent type, let’s get together,
take our hearing aids out and enjoy quiet times.

WINNING SMILE :
Active grandmother with original teeth seeking a dedicated flossier
to share rare steaks, corn on the cob and caramel candy.

BEATLES OR STONES ?
I still like to rock, still like to cruise in my Camaro on
Saturday nights and still like to play the guitar.
If you were a groovy chick, or are now a groovy hen,
let’s get together and listen to my eight-track tapes.

MEMORIES :
I can usually remember Monday through Thursday.
If you can remember Friday, Saturday and Sunday, let’s put our two heads
together.

My favorite…

MINT CONDITION :
Male, 1932 model, high mileage, good condition, some hair,
many new parts including hip, knee, cornea, valves.
Isn’t in running condition, but walks well.

Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:13:10 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Valpal1
The one that hit Japan was 133 ft high.

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...

/johnny

28 posted on 03/29/2014 6:13:36 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The liberals counting on the massive vote fraud from all the retired NY’ers double voting would be deeply saddened.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 6:13:40 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: ClearCase_guy

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.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_megatsunami


30 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Valpal1
"The one that hit Japan was 133 ft high."

It was less than 10 meters. About 30-35 feet.

31 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:26 PM PDT by Godebert
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

No problem... according to Al Gore the whole state is already flooded due to melting ice caps


32 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:35 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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?


33 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:56 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
Want to bet about whether Disney(tm) risk management has a procedure already written about what to do in case that does happen?

/johnny

34 posted on 03/29/2014 6:15:41 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 6:15:53 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: B4Ranch

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.


36 posted on 03/29/2014 6:17:52 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m sure it includes raising gate prices.


37 posted on 03/29/2014 6:18:47 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I guess it would suck to be them.


38 posted on 03/29/2014 6:19:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: dirtboy; yarddog
dirtboy:".. 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."

Whats that in terms of feet ??
My math / conversion to metrics ... sucks !!

39 posted on 03/29/2014 6:19:40 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Paladin2

Folks have to get up into the Flat Mountains of Central Florida.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:07 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Popman

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.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:35 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: driftdiver
driftdiver:"I’m sure it includes raising gate prices."

Naw , just drift over the gates ( no charge ! )
Just like we did at WOODSTOCK !!

42 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:46 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt
150 ft high, if you pretend a meter is 36 inches instead of 39. So taller than 150 ft. Close enough for those of us not building stuff that has to stand for generations.

/johnny

43 posted on 03/29/2014 6:21:58 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: driftdiver

Tsunamis.


44 posted on 03/29/2014 6:23:21 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

About 150 feet, a meter is just three inches more than a yard.


45 posted on 03/29/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Fictional Hurricane Phoenix category 5 hits Tampa Bay

Real sobering if you live in the area

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wOUhWT6dA5c

46 posted on 03/29/2014 6:23:28 PM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: driftdiver
I think that is in the boilerplate preliminaries.

I understand that Disney(tm) does have facilities (or use to) to handle the guests in case of nuclear war.

/johnny

47 posted on 03/29/2014 6:24:23 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Flavious_Maximus

“Why is this guy so concerned about only tsunami’s”

And Florida! It would be devastating no matter where it hit.


48 posted on 03/29/2014 6:29:12 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: Popman

I’m three miles from the beach. Much more worried about looters.


49 posted on 03/29/2014 6:29:30 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Is it possible? Sure. Is it probable? Yawn. But yawns don’t sell newspapers.


50 posted on 03/29/2014 6:30:04 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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