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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:02 am    Post subject: 2015 tsunami in Taan Fiord Alaska Reply with quote

Washington Post article about a recent study published by University of Washington scientists.
In brief, a landslide into a fiord resulted in a wave approximately 600 feet tall.

Scientific article is here.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But there is a big difference between a wave 600' tall and a wave that reaches up the side of something by 600'.

How high up the side of something a wave reaches is based on the volume of water, how fast it is moving, and the slope of whatever it is running up.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting, very interesting. I would hate to be there when it happened.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree with interesting & Iíve read considerable about the Lituya Bay slide & wave reaching 1700 ft on the opposing shore, but something I also try to keep my mind free from, when in these fjord areas, as not much one can do if it happens. When cruising in a area where this & other hazards are a possibility I prefer to concern myself with the things I can do something about & free my mind from what I canít. Of course especially during the night that isnít always possible. An exception was the slide in Fords Terror, which I vacated in a hurry when it appeared another slide was eminent.

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