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(Metro)   So not only do Australians have to watch out for deadly wildlife, they now have to be aware of devastating 190ft tsunamis too   ( metro.co.uk) divider line
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2018-10-11 08:55:14 AM  
Tsunamis can't hit everywhere. They can only cause damage in very specific geographical situations that are related to the wavelength and sea floor depth and rate of change of that depth. Its just like surfing waves can only break some places.

There is plenty of evidence of past Tsunamis that have hit when the sea level was much different.
 
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2018-10-11 08:57:17 AM  
In New England we have to worry about an undersea landslide in the Azores or Canary Islands triggering an ocean-spanning tsunami. Luckily, I now live more than 190 feet above sea level.
 
2018-10-11 09:05:59 AM  
wow that website is a whole lotta mess
 
2018-10-11 09:16:22 AM  
Surf's up, Sheila.
 
2018-10-11 09:19:20 AM  
~shrugs~  
Theoretically speaking, everything is just a matter of time.
 
2018-10-11 09:19:48 AM  
Like the tsunami is just trolling around blindly in the ocean. Some day it will hit.
 
2018-10-11 09:20:35 AM  
That will be pretty fun awkward sharing all that dry land above 190 feet with all those stinging and biting things.
 
2018-10-11 09:22:51 AM  
I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'
 
2018-10-11 09:23:20 AM  
How about saying that anything can happen anywhere and dispense with the fear mongering click bait bullshait...  oh.. that's right.. gotta keep the readership up.
 
2018-10-11 09:24:25 AM  
If a meteor stuck with enough power to generate a 190ft tsunami, I don't think we'd be too worried about the tsunami.
 
2018-10-11 09:26:19 AM  
So did that article just base itself on a ridiculous premise that was incredibly unlikely to happen and not based on any presented evidence, purely for the purpose of sensationalizing a topic that would have never gotten clicks elsewise?

But why the article was talking about Trump's chances of winning the 2016 election, I don't have the faintest clue.
 
2018-10-11 09:30:00 AM  
Australia!
(Soon)-ami.
 
2018-10-11 09:32:55 AM  
30 cm is the tsunami they got. 190 feet is the bait to get you to click
 
2018-10-11 09:33:33 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'


Add deadly venomous carnivorous giant Sand Spiders, surfing topless Aussie hookers, and some loquacious guy with a sawed-off shotgun and a leg brace and I say you've got something!
 
2018-10-11 09:35:38 AM  
They issued a tsunami warning for the equivalent of a twelve foot boat's wake? Australia, you used to be cool!
 
2018-10-11 09:35:49 AM  

Yellow Beard: 30 cm is the tsunami they got. 190 feet is the bait to get you to click


Yeah, it's well known that tsunamis are not giant arcing waves that crash down on a city, causing Michael Bay-style carnage.

They are an unstoppable swell ocean water that flows inland.
 
2018-10-11 09:37:11 AM  

Mike_LowELL: So did that article just base itself on a ridiculous premise that was incredibly unlikely to happen and not based on any presented evidence, purely for the purpose of sensationalizing a topic that would have never gotten clicks elsewise?


There is evidence. Its just very, very old evidence. Stuff like flood damage on the top of the great dividing range. The thing is the outback is very good at preserver very old geological evidence. Like 500 million 6,000 year old evidence.
 
2018-10-11 09:39:26 AM  
I heard the tsunamis in Australia are venomous to boot.
 
2018-10-11 09:42:40 AM  
Even if it were a venomous tsunami (My Australian Poison cover band)...It would still be fine.
Australia is huge..It's a freaking continent unto it's self...
 
2018-10-11 09:42:51 AM  
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2018-10-11 09:52:03 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'


With a movie like that, a person could win a Nobel Peace Prize!
 
2018-10-11 09:52:44 AM  
I'd be more worried about all the local deadly fauna that would be washed inland. It would suck to have to worry about stepping on a box jellyfish along with every other lethal thing that would be displaced.
 
2018-10-11 09:55:36 AM  
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2018-10-11 10:15:41 AM  

DON.MAC: Mike_LowELL: So did that article just base itself on a ridiculous premise that was incredibly unlikely to happen and not based on any presented evidence, purely for the purpose of sensationalizing a topic that would have never gotten clicks elsewise?

There is evidence. Its just very, very old evidence. Stuff like flood damage on the top of the great dividing range. The thing is the outback is very good at preserver very old geological evidence. Like 500 million 6,000 year old evidence.


My confusion was that the article came up with the "190 foot" number and then never really explained why, as I furiously glanced my eyes across the article and didn't actually read it because no pornography was involved.

It'd be like writing an article asking if a massive, Mars-like planet could crash into the Earth a second time, creating the Moon as we know it today.  I mean, I suppose there's "evidence" of it, but do we really need to clickbait the article on the grounds that another planet could smash into ours?

Since I've already re-Tweeted the article to me and seventy-five of my closest friends, and helped a corporation make money off of ads, the answer is probably "yes".
 
2018-10-11 10:22:41 AM  
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2018-10-11 10:24:34 AM  

Mike_LowELL: My confusion was that the article came up with the "190 foot" number and then never really explained why, as I furiously glanced my eyes across the article and didn't actually read it because no pornography was involved.


That 190 foot might have been 100 meters at some point. That was a guess based on some geological evidence but the cause of the wave could have been a rift valley opening, a continental shelf collapsing, astroid impact. Based on how that number tends to get around, I would say Godzilla is most likely the most published cause.
 
2018-10-11 10:26:31 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'


I'd watch it.
 
2018-10-11 10:35:36 AM  
But then they do throw a few actual facts related to the the real, present world and things that actually happen:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck east of Papua New Guinea overnight - which lies 160km north of Australia - with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre immediately issuing a warning for waves of up to 30cm.

30cm !!! Run for the hills!!!!11!1!!!!
 
2018-10-11 10:40:17 AM  
Beware the devastating 190-foot tsunamis.
Don't worry about the other 190-foot tsunamis.
 
2018-10-11 10:41:43 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'


Damn, I think I would watch that.
 
2018-10-11 10:42:45 AM  

Zroop: But then they do throw a few actual facts related to the the real, present world and things that actually happen:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck east of Papua New Guinea overnight - which lies 160km north of Australia - with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre immediately issuing a warning for waves of up to 30cm.

30cm !!! Run for the hills!!!!11!1!!!!


indeed...otherwise depending on how tall you are, your knees might get splashed and your calves will get wet.
 
2018-10-11 10:43:18 AM  

DON.MAC: Mike_LowELL: My confusion was that the article came up with the "190 foot" number and then never really explained why, as I furiously glanced my eyes across the article and didn't actually read it because no pornography was involved.

That 190 foot might have been 100 meters at some point. That was a guess based on some geological evidence but the cause of the wave could have been a rift valley opening, a continental shelf collapsing, astroid impact. Based on how that number tends to get around, I would say Godzilla is most likely the most published cause.


We can only hope that by "Godzilla", they mean a "gigantic anime girl who consumes normal-sized men for promoting the patriarchy".

(I have nothing else of value to add to this thread, but why this is different than any other thread, I don't know.)
 
2018-10-11 10:55:02 AM  

ar393: Zroop: But then they do throw a few actual facts related to the the real, present world and things that actually happen:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck east of Papua New Guinea overnight - which lies 160km north of Australia - with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre immediately issuing a warning for waves of up to 30cm.

30cm !!! Run for the hills!!!!11!1!!!!

indeed...otherwise depending on how tall you are, your knees might get splashed and your calves will get wet.


No worry... barns on high ground....
 
2018-10-11 10:55:13 AM  
With all of the stories about Australia, I imagine the first settlers were told:

"Move to Australia, but beware--"
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"It carries a terrible curse!"

With Homer Simpson progressively going from "That's bad!" to "That's horrible! That's even worse! Zut alors!"
 
2018-10-11 11:07:51 AM  
My god. If a 60m tsunami hit my hometown of Adelaide, it could do billions of dollars worth of improvement!
 
2018-10-11 11:14:42 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'


I need a new keyboard because 'Last thug is killed by a roo.' struck me as much funnier than it should have been.
 
2018-10-11 11:17:04 AM  
Yep. And we're still dodging bullets up here in the Pacific Northwest, too.

Previous powerful waves have crashed over 190ft cliffs and sent seawater as far inland as the Blue Mountains, 50km west of Sydney, experts believe.

Shiat.
 
2018-10-11 11:20:27 AM  
While Tsunami expert Dr Ted Bryant, a former lecturer at the University of Wollongong, told Australian Geographic, evidence of monumental tsunamis pummelling the east coast throughout history suggests it could happen again.

Tsunamis?  Naah, that's just proof that Noah's flood really happened.
 
2018-10-11 11:32:19 AM  

serfdood: While Tsunami expert Dr Ted Bryant, a former lecturer at the University of Wollongong, told Australian Geographic, evidence of monumental tsunamis pummelling the east coast throughout history suggests it could happen again.

Tsunamis?  Naah, that's just proof that Noah's flood really happened.


But do we actually know how many animals Moses loaded on to the ark, or how big it was?
 
2018-10-11 11:46:04 AM  
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2018-10-11 12:01:48 PM  

whidbey: serfdood: While Tsunami expert Dr Ted Bryant, a former lecturer at the University of Wollongong, told Australian Geographic, evidence of monumental tsunamis pummelling the east coast throughout history suggests it could happen again.

Tsunamis?  Naah, that's just proof that Noah's flood really happened.

But do we actually know how many animals Moses loaded on to the ark, or how big it was?


Fortunately, we have a published description which has been peer-reviewed.
 
2018-10-11 12:15:22 PM  

DON.MAC: Mike_LowELL: My confusion was that the article came up with the "190 foot" number and then never really explained why, as I furiously glanced my eyes across the article and didn't actually read it because no pornography was involved.

That 190 foot might have been 100 meters at some point. That was a guess based on some geological evidence but the cause of the wave could have been a rift valley opening, a continental shelf collapsing, astroid impact. Based on how that number tends to get around, I would say Godzilla is most likely the most published cause.


What a Godzilla caused tsunami might look like.

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2018-10-11 12:33:03 PM  

Zroop: But then they do throw a few actual facts related to the the real, present world and things that actually happen:

A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck east of Papua New Guinea overnight - which lies 160km north of Australia - with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre immediately issuing a warning for waves of up to 30cm.

30cm !!! Run for the hills!!!!11!1!!!!


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2018-10-11 01:35:50 PM  
It's only a matter of time until Australia collides with Asia.
 
2018-10-11 01:54:16 PM  
Bell's Beach?
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2018-10-11 02:21:37 PM  
If a tsunami ever got the chance it would drown you and everyone you care about.
 
2018-10-11 03:00:59 PM  

Harlee: Harry Freakstorm: I wonder if SyFy would be interested in a movie called Sand Tsunami?  That out of work 70's actor is a sand specialist studying sand in Australia.  He comes across a outback town wiped out by sand.  Only a beautiful aussie girl survives, He postulates the sand is shifting fast enough to cause a tsunami and it will happen again.  Maybe he has a sand tracking app  on his iPhone.

Evil outback sheep baron doesn't believe him and sends his aussie thugs to stop him.  Exciting desert race; explosions.  Last thug is killed by a roo.  Sheep Baron's station is destroyed by a tsunami and Sheep Baron is sand blasted to smithereens.

They have to get to Alice Springs and use an experimental device to generate a counter tsunami to save the town.  Power failure.  Tense moments as assistant electrocutes himself hooking up to a generator.  Sad 'needs of the many speech' before dying.  Country tsunami wipes out killer sand tsunami and every one cheers.  But 70's tv star says 'this isn't over.  Not by a long shot.'  Get's new title as 'The Sandman".

The End?

Large sand tsunami cascading across the desert.  Drunken Aussie walks out of an isolated bar, looks at the wall of sand and says 'bloody 'e....'

Add deadly venomous carnivorous giant Sand Spiders, surfing topless Aussie hookers, and some loquacious guy with a sawed-off shotgun and a leg brace and I say you've got something!


Working title: "No Worries, Mate"
 
2018-10-11 03:39:07 PM  

nytmare: If a tsunami ever got the chance it would drown you and everyone you care about.


No problem here.. got porta-gills..
 
2018-10-11 03:58:35 PM  
Given that The Sun is 1. Published in England, 2. For morons, 3. Written by crack-heads, 4. Who do all "research" in sleazy pubs, 5. Until they breach bail. Why believe anything they publish at all?

That's like treating D2S as a credible human...
 
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