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Chilling Photo of a Past Day: Alone -- Man Faces a Tsunami in Hilo, Hawaii on April 1946
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), United States Government ^

Posted on 12/28/2004 5:47:24 AM PST by EnjoyingLife

April 1946: Tsunami inundating Hilo, Hawaii. Note the man on pier (lower left). This disaster provided impetus for C&GS (Coast & Geodetic Survey) to establish the tsunami warning system.
April 1946: Tsunami inundating Hilo, Hawaii. Note the man on pier (lower left).
This disaster provided impetus for C&GS (Coast & Geodetic Survey) to establish the tsunami warning system.

Source: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/c&gs/theb2705.htm
Big photo: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/c&gs/images/big/theb2705.jpg
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), United States Government



TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Hawaii
KEYWORDS: 1946; asia; hawaii; noaa; ocean; pacific; tsunami; wallofwater
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Did this man live to tell the story?
1 posted on 12/28/2004 5:47:25 AM PST by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

Wow.


2 posted on 12/28/2004 5:50:05 AM PST by The Teen Conservative
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To: EnjoyingLife

I saw a cartoon like that once, a little mouse looking up with his middle finger extended, and this big eagle with talons bared just seconds away from lunch


3 posted on 12/28/2004 5:51:12 AM PST by TexasTransplant (NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET)
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To: EnjoyingLife
Did this man live to tell the story?

That would seem most unlikely.

4 posted on 12/28/2004 5:51:18 AM PST by Mr. Mojo
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To: The Teen Conservative

Double WOW.

I'm going to assume the guy IN the picture was killed.

The photographer looks like he (or she) was in the same predicament.

Did the photographer live?


5 posted on 12/28/2004 5:52:17 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: EnjoyingLife

Looking at that poor soul gives me a whole new meaning of the words ... "What a rush!"


6 posted on 12/28/2004 5:52:30 AM PST by G.Mason ("It's easy to curb the freedoms of others when you see no immediate impact on your own." M. Forbes)
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To: EnjoyingLife
It's gotta be photoshopped.

The Greens weren't around in '46, therefore no global warming, therefore no tsunami.

And that's all I'm gonna say about it.

7 posted on 12/28/2004 5:53:39 AM PST by kahoutek
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To: nuffsenuff

hmmm the film lived so I guess it could be possible that she did as well. Unless the camera was found later...


8 posted on 12/28/2004 5:54:28 AM PST by todd1
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To: nuffsenuff

"she" photographer?

Japan?

1946?

whatever...

congratulations on being PC


9 posted on 12/28/2004 5:55:56 AM PST by Dark Glasses and Corncob Pipe (14, 15, 16...whatever!)
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To: EnjoyingLife

"Note the man on pier (lower left)."

What pier?


10 posted on 12/28/2004 6:01:48 AM PST by bigcat32
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To: Dark Glasses and Corncob Pipe

Dude! You never know. It could have been a woman.


11 posted on 12/28/2004 6:03:32 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: EnjoyingLife

Unbelievable photo.


12 posted on 12/28/2004 6:05:45 AM PST by beyond the sea (A man who says he can see through women is missing a lot.)
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To: G.Mason; EnjoyingLife; nuffsenuff
Check THIS out!

*****

http://www.usalights.com/alaska/scotchcap.htm

Scotch Cap Lighthouse

13 posted on 12/28/2004 6:09:12 AM PST by beyond the sea (A man who says he can see through women is missing a lot.)
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To: EnjoyingLife

I've read about the Hilo tsunami and this man actually walked out on a pier for a better look - he might deserve a Darwin Award. And no he did not survive. One of the most striking photos were the parking meters were bent over so far the practically touched the ground.


14 posted on 12/28/2004 6:12:49 AM PST by Alissa
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To: beyond the sea

Damn.

I was telling my wife last night, tidal waves are one of my worst nightmares. I've had many dreams where I saw this 100 foot wave coming in and couldn't run fast enough to get away.... (shivers)


15 posted on 12/28/2004 6:13:07 AM PST by nuffsenuff
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To: nuffsenuff
I've had many dreams where I saw this 100 foot wave coming in and couldn't run fast enough to get away....

Best thing is to stay away from the beach or have a dirt bike nearby at all times.

Did you look at that lighthouse? Amazing!

16 posted on 12/28/2004 6:15:05 AM PST by beyond the sea (A man who says he can see through women is missing a lot.)
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To: EnjoyingLife
Wall of Water. Merchant ship laboring in heavy seas as huge wave looms astern. Huge waves are common near the 100-fathom curve on the Bay of Biscay, France. Published in Fall 1993 issue of Mariner's Weather Log.
Wall of Water
Merchant ship laboring in heavy seas as huge wave looms astern. Huge waves are common near the 100-fathom curve on the Bay of Biscay, France. Published in Fall 1993 issue of Mariner's Weather Log.

Source: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/wea00800.htm
Big photo: http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/historic/nws/images/big/wea00800.jpg
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Adminstration (NOAA), United States Government


17 posted on 12/28/2004 6:16:15 AM PST by EnjoyingLife
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To: EnjoyingLife

Reminds me of the time Ted Kennedy fell off his yacht drunk. By the way, where was Ted when that latest tsunami hit? That was some major water displacement there.


18 posted on 12/28/2004 6:18:07 AM PST by Imaverygooddriver (I`m a very good driver and I approve this message.)
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To: beyond the sea
http://www.usalights.com/alaska/scotchcap.htm

Amazing!

A click on the images blows it up for a good perspective.

19 posted on 12/28/2004 6:20:39 AM PST by G.Mason ("It's easy to curb the freedoms of others when you see no immediate impact on your own." M. Forbes)
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To: EnjoyingLife

20 posted on 12/28/2004 6:21:51 AM PST by Nick Danger (Want some wood?)
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