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(National Geographic)   1,500 years ago a tsunami struck Geneva, over 1,000 feet above sea level, and it could happen again   (news.nationalgeographic.com) divider line 12
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2012-11-01 01:20:38 AM
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doofusgumby: 0Icky0: What a castle near Montreaux, on the opposite end of the lake from Geneva, might look like.

Preview is your friend.


Reading the article is yours. He didn't try to post a picture; he was referring to the one above the article being less than ideal illustration for the topic.
2012-11-01 12:06:43 PM
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Neondistraction: Britney Spear's Speculum: You're more likely to find a stranger in the Alps.

But what happens when you do find a stranger in the alps?


Take him to a museum:
upload.wikimedia.org
2012-11-01 09:38:51 AM
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img261.imageshack.us

what a winter tsunami might look like in geneva.
2012-11-01 03:48:44 AM
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Spurred by a huge landslide, the medieval Lake Geneva "tsunami" (technically defined as a seismic ocean wave) swamped the city, which was already a trading hub, according to a new study.

Far from any ocean, the massive wave was likely generated by a massive landslide into the Rhône River, which feeds and flows through Lake Geneva, according to a group of Swiss researchers.


Good god, that is a fail of epic proportions. Like referring to a sunshower as a typhoon.
2012-11-01 03:22:48 AM
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SnarfVader: Or he could've done this and not confused everybody me:

2012-11-01 02:47:03 AM
1 votes:
tsunami != landslide.
2012-11-01 02:25:45 AM
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Isildur: doofusgumby: 0Icky0: What a castle near Montreaux, on the opposite end of the lake from Geneva, might look like.

Preview is your friend.

Reading the article is yours. He didn't try to post a picture; he was referring to the one above the article being less than ideal illustration for the topic.


Or he could've done this and not confused everybody:

What a castle near Montreaux, on the opposite end of the lake from Geneva, might look like:

i212.photobucket.com
2012-11-01 12:08:03 AM
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ArcadianRefugee: dennysgod: Seiche is the word you looking for. Guess where that term comes from....from a Swiss scientist when talking about how Lake Genivea sloshes back and forth, sometimes with deadly consequences.

So a seiche is basically a rogue wave?


Not really, different process. A seiche the whole lake actually moves from one side to another, usually caused by wind piling the water on one side then the water rushes back the other way, things like a landslide falling into a lake will cause them. Rogue waves are caused by a process where several smaller waves phase into each other causing a single large wave. This normally happens in oceans where you have a greater chances of waves from different directions meeting, though they can happen in the Great Lakes, especially Superior.
2012-10-31 11:29:19 PM
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Seiche is the word you looking for. Guess where that term comes from....from a Swiss scientist when talking about how Lake Genivea sloshes back and forth, sometimes with deadly consequences.

I expect better from you NatGeo.
2012-10-31 11:27:34 PM
1 votes:
Now you know why all the buildings in The Jetsons were built atop mile high poles like birdhouses.
2012-10-31 11:20:47 PM
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Amos Quito: Lituya Bay, Alaska's record 1720 foot tsunami laughs, LAUGHS at Geneva's petty splash.

W- videos and stories of a father and son who rode the wave - over the treetops - and lived to tell about it.


Oh that little ripple? When the La Palma mega-tsunami wipes out the eastern seaboard with a 600 mph 300 foot wave the little curriosity you reference will be forgotten because everyone will be dead.
2012-10-31 10:56:23 PM
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So a landslide into a river that feeds into the lake caused the tsunami. What exactly does that have to do with sea level, dumbmitter?
 
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