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Huge waves hit Chile and Peru
BBC ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Reged Ahmad reports

Posted on 07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Waves as high as 7m (22 ft) have hit parts of Chile and coastal areas are on alert as high winds and tidal currents sweep across parts of South America's coast.

Footage showed huge waves surging onto the streets of Antofagasta in Chile where at least one injury was reported following the dangerous weather.

In Peru, parts of the country's coastline were hit with waves as big as 5m (16 ft) and the weather caused flooded streets in the seaside city of Chimbote.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Mexico
KEYWORDS: antofagasta; catastrophism; chile; chimbote; earthquake; hit; huge; peru; southamerica; tsunami; wave; waves
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Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

1 posted on 07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; gleeaikin; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; ...



2 posted on 07/07/2013 1:51:19 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (McCain or Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Let me guess...global warming? If nobody said it yet, someone will.


3 posted on 07/07/2013 1:52:18 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: SunkenCiv

Rosie O’donnel practicing her belly flops?


4 posted on 07/07/2013 1:54:16 PM PDT by BipolarBob
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To: SunkenCiv

does this qualify them for a government bailout


5 posted on 07/07/2013 1:54:24 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: maggief

Check this out!


6 posted on 07/07/2013 1:54:54 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dang! My Niece is from Chile! I am concerned for her relatives. Thanks for the heads up!


7 posted on 07/07/2013 1:56:54 PM PDT by Monkey Face (No guns, no freeGoing to bed..om. Know guns, know freedom!)
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To: Cuttnhorse

ping


8 posted on 07/07/2013 1:58:19 PM PDT by null and void (Republicans create the tools of oppression, and the democrats gleefully use them!)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good thing those youngsters can run fast. Daring mother nature is something that is a very risky proposition. Of course, everyone knows that when you are young, you are immortal.


9 posted on 07/07/2013 1:59:06 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: SunkenCiv

THE LINK MAKES YOU SIT THROUGH A 30 SECOND COMMERICAL

(grr I hate that...)


10 posted on 07/07/2013 2:00:12 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: mkmensinger
Let me guess...global warming?

No..of course not...it's climate change... :)

The earth is "boiling over" as our maximum leader says..

11 posted on 07/07/2013 2:03:44 PM PDT by Popman
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To: SunkenCiv

Spring tides. Tonight is a new moon.


12 posted on 07/07/2013 2:07:40 PM PDT by neodad (USS Vincennes (CG-49) Freedom's Fortress)
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To: SunkenCiv

Simply brilliant...

13 posted on 07/07/2013 2:08:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Breaking News: Hillary not running in 2016. Brain tumor found during recent colonoscopy...)
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To: UCANSEE2
Apparently they've never been in the water with large waves.

You're never more insignificant.

14 posted on 07/07/2013 2:09:16 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SunkenCiv

Antofagasta,.....Don’t we have troops there?


15 posted on 07/07/2013 2:09:27 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: skeeter

Got slammed on the ocean floor a couple times surfing and boogie boarding in high school


16 posted on 07/07/2013 2:10:30 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Safetgiver

dont worry they have tenure


17 posted on 07/07/2013 2:12:26 PM PDT by bigheadfred (barry your mouth is writing checks your ass cant cash)
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To: Vendome

The only times in my life I’ve ever thought I might be finished was after being caught inside on an XL day. Tough to avoid panic.


18 posted on 07/07/2013 2:15:12 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Tough getting back in the water with blood coming out of your shoulder blades.

LOL

If you’re in the Pacific it’s cold enough to deaden the sting.


19 posted on 07/07/2013 2:18:26 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: SunkenCiv

What are the normal high tides there. Some places normally have 50 foot tides.


20 posted on 07/07/2013 2:18:45 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin (If global warming exists I hope it is strong enough to reverse the Big Government snowball)
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To: SunkenCiv
Surf's up!


21 posted on 07/07/2013 2:20:36 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: bigheadfred

Ain’t that in the Canary Islands? I had a Canary once, but my cat ate him.


22 posted on 07/07/2013 2:20:43 PM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: neodad

Don’t know if you’re kidding or not, but no one has asked .. yet ... WHY ?


23 posted on 07/07/2013 2:24:13 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: Safetgiver
Antofagasta,.....Don’t we have troops there?

They'd be laying on the beach if we did.

24 posted on 07/07/2013 2:27:26 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: null and void

We lived south of Anto in La Serena; but every year would have tide surges that would flood all the beach restaurants and dump tons of sand on the Avenida del Mar.

I’ll have to check with the pals and see what happened this time...looks pretty extreme.


25 posted on 07/07/2013 2:30:16 PM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: Jyotishi

There are waves that are just too big & fast to paddle in to.


26 posted on 07/07/2013 2:30:38 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Mr. K
THE LINK MAKES YOU SIT THROUGH A 30 SECOND COMMERICAL

I didn't want to see the waves bad enough to sit through the commercial. Bailed out.

27 posted on 07/07/2013 2:38:17 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Mr. K

Check out AdBlockPlus, it will fix that.


28 posted on 07/07/2013 2:42:57 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: skeeter
When I was twelve, living in the Philippines, a Typhoon hit us, and the next day me and a friend went down to where the waves would come straight in and hit this point in the image below (vertical arrow). If you got the tide just right, the incoming waves would come in, smash against a large stone seawall, then set up a reflexive wave going back out. (you had to get the tide right, otherwise there would be a small beach exposed in front of the wall which would ruin the effect.)

On this day, we were sure we could get a great ride. To hit it right, had to time it like a surfer looking for the right wave, and tread water until the right wave went in. I recall you had to swim out about twenty or thirty yards away from the seawall. When the time was right, you would swim like hell to a spot where the reflexive wave going back out would collide with an incoming wave, and the result would rocket you about 10 or 15 feet into the air!

It was one HELL of a ride, but it was largely a matter of luck, and sometimes when you went out, you might only hit it one or two times in a few hours of trying. On this day, I went so high it scared the crap out of me, but that wasn't the scariest part.

There were big, rolling waves, and the tide was allowing a thin strip of the beach to show in front of the seawall, which meant it was no good anymore. As I was coming in, I tried to body surf in, and a wave got me. It ground me into the gritty sand and wouldn't let go. I began to feel the edge of panic, when I finally got free and popped up, and the next wave grabbed me and did the same thing.

I felt completely helpless, and that scared me. When I came up again, my feet were touching the sand, and I realized my bathing suit had been ripped right off of me. I had no swimming trunks!

To a twelve year old boy, the concept of walking out of the water onto the beach with no bathing suit was daunting, and I was yelling at my friend that my suit was gone, and with a big grin on the thin beach, he was holding them up in his hand above his head! I waded in and he taunted me with them for a few seconds, then waded out and handed them to me.

When I got ashore, there was a large hole in the seat of the trunks, and I had a two inch bleeding, deep strawberry on my right buttock!

29 posted on 07/07/2013 2:47:45 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Vinnie

I didn’t get a commercial. Wonder how that site decides whether to dole out a commercial or not.?


30 posted on 07/07/2013 2:49:05 PM PDT by Reynoldo
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To: Safetgiver

I had a Canary once, but my cat ate him.


My big Canary ate the neighbor’s cat.


31 posted on 07/07/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it. Their minds have been stolen.)
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To: rlmorel
Hilarious! And a (relatively) cheap lesson for any kid - you can always count on the ocean to surprise you.

Anyway, sounds like a great way to spend a few childhood years.

32 posted on 07/07/2013 2:55:06 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter

Fells like a rag doll in a washing machine not fun


33 posted on 07/07/2013 2:58:52 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

Especially with a skull softener tethered to your ankle.


34 posted on 07/07/2013 3:00:25 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: skeeter
When I lived in Japan right before we moved to the Philippines, they had a road near my elementary school that ran parallel to a seawall (perhaps a 10 foot high seawall) that had a four foot pipe railing between you (on the sidewalk) and the seawall.

I assumed it was open to the Pacific Ocean, and even on normal days, waves would roll in, smash against the seawall, sending spray in the air. If the water was at all rough, huge amounts of seawater would go up over the sidewalk in a massive deluge, and even hit the road. When it was REALLY rough, the water would go all the way over the road and get the eight story (I think) apartment building on the other side of the road wet.

This was in the sixties, but I was able to see the area on Google Earth. Heh, funny. I always thought it was open to the Pacific, but looking at Google Earth, I can see it wasn't. But the body of water was large enough for the prevailing winds to kick up waves...:) The arrows showed where the waves came from and where we ran...:)

Heh, we would play chicken with the waves. Me and a friend would get at a point where the waves began hitting, and run full speed without stopping. As we ran with all our might, we would both laugh hysterically while our faces were turned to look at the incoming waves. The rule was, you couldn't slow down or stop. Once you began, you had to run all the way to the end at full speed.

We would get hit so hard sometimes we would get knocked off of our feet, and needless to say, one wave was enough to drench you through and through, all the way, completely. If you got to the end, huffing and puffing, hands on knees, we would look at each other, then immediately, and without a word, run back the other way at full speed. Boy, I sure wish I could do that now. I don't think I could run more than 20 yards at full speed without hurting myself.

I remember how puzzled and angry my mother would get when I got home, still dripping wet. I was a complete mystery to her in some ways.

35 posted on 07/07/2013 3:12:55 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: neodad

The influence of the moon is at minimum at the new moon.


36 posted on 07/07/2013 3:18:00 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: skeeter

I feel lucky to have learned some lessons without getting killed. Hell, some don’t learn them, and some get killed. Growing up sure is a journey. Nowadays, I think a lot of parents want to wrap their kid in bubble wrap. I never had kids. It terrified me to think he might have been like me...I don’t think I could have watched him walk out the door.

As a kid, I wasn’t daring, mostly. Just stupid and inexperienced. I lacked commonsense.


37 posted on 07/07/2013 3:19:23 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

Yokosuka... your dad must’ve been a career navy man.


38 posted on 07/07/2013 3:19:44 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SunkenCiv

Anyone see Laird Hamilton?


39 posted on 07/07/2013 3:31:23 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: Mr. K

There was no commercial when I went to it. Thanks for watching it for me.


40 posted on 07/07/2013 3:34:08 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: skeeter

Indeed...see my Freep page. I sure do miss him.


41 posted on 07/07/2013 3:42:23 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: rlmorel

Did your mother know you did this?


42 posted on 07/07/2013 3:42:42 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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To: Aria

LOL...NOOOOO.


43 posted on 07/07/2013 3:43:22 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Safetgiver

Sold them a bunch of F16s and Abrams that are stationed in ANF, but never saw any Troops.


44 posted on 07/07/2013 3:43:41 PM PDT by X-spurt (I'm copywriting creepy ass cracker, send royalties to BR549)
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To: SE Mom

btt


45 posted on 07/07/2013 3:45:49 PM PDT by maggief
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To: rlmorel
remember how puzzled and angry my mother would get when I got home, still dripping wet. I was a complete mystery to her in some ways.

Ah ha..LOL ....just had to read farther to get the answer to that. :-) I had my experiences at Huntington Beach ....I look back and am amazed I survived. Recently got pounded into the sand by a sneak wave on Maui - tore my earrings off - it wasn't even a big wave.

46 posted on 07/07/2013 3:47:46 PM PDT by Aria ( 2008 & 2012 weren't elections - they were coup d'etats.)
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Please Help keep FR
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47 posted on 07/07/2013 3:55:36 PM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Aria

The power of the ocean is not to be messed with. I can (and does) crush us like bugs.


48 posted on 07/07/2013 4:00:50 PM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Reynoldo

No commercial for me either. I’m on a android.


49 posted on 07/07/2013 4:21:42 PM PDT by moovova
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To: rlmorel

You’re lucky you’re alive!


50 posted on 07/07/2013 4:23:40 PM PDT by moovova
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