Is a 12 inch Tsunami dangerous?

eilute

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Are they going 400 mph when the hit the shoreline? Would I experience pain if I were caught in one? In other words, is it likely that I would suffer an injury?
 

pray4mojo

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From their source or origin, tsunamis travel in the deep ocean at speeds of 500 to 1,000 kilometers per hour. There they may measure only a meter in height and have periods of from just a few minutes to as much as an hour. Near the shore a tsunami's speed slows down to a few dozen kilometers per hour and its height can grow up to dozens of meters at the shoreline.

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yhelothar

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LOL, if it came in at 400mph, it would be equivalent to a nuclear explosion, if not more powerful.
 

Goosemaster

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Originally posted by: virtualgames0
LOL, if it came in at 400mph, it would be equivalent to a nuclear explosion, if not more powerful.

I'd definitely pay to watch it run over eilute's leg though
 

Fraggable

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experience pain? most likely.

regret it? depends on your mental stability now and after.
 
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if it came at 400mph you would die.

think about it this way. When you jump off a bridge you can pretty much die from the impact on water, and you're nowhere near 400mph.

tsunamis slow down to like 30 mph when they come inland... you would be thrown off your feet in a 12 inch tsunami probably.
 

spidey07

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Originally posted by: DLeRium
if it came at 400mph you would die.

think about it this way. When you jump off a bridge you can pretty much die from the impact on water, and you're nowhere near 400mph.

tsunamis slow down to like 30 mph when they come inland... you would be thrown off your feet in a 12 inch tsunami probably.

Most tsunamis move that fast and you never notice them out at sea (let's face it 6-8 foot swells are normal at sea) Its when all that energy has to go somewhere that causes problems.
 

waggy

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Originally posted by: DLeRium
if it came at 400mph you would die.

think about it this way. When you jump off a bridge you can pretty much die from the impact on water, and you're nowhere near 400mph.

tsunamis slow down to like 30 mph when they come inland... you would be thrown off your feet in a 12 inch tsunami probably.

if a 12 inch tsunami hit you in the legs at 400mph it wouldn't knock you off your feet. heck your feet. i think at that speed and force you would just fall over the lack of legs.
 

bonkers325

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Originally posted by: eilute
Are they going 400 mph when the hit the shoreline? Would I experience pain if I were caught in one? In other words, is it likely that I would suffer an injury?

imagine riding in on a 400mph wave. you'd be going faster than most commercial jets