Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Topic Options
#237040 - 12/08/11 06:51 PM Japan tsunami actually two waves merged into one
Arney Offline

Registered: 09/15/05
Posts: 2485
Loc: California
As if being hit with one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded wasn't bad enough, the March 2011 earthquake in northern Japan also created two tsunami waves that merged into a larger, more powerful one.

Actually, that still doesn't sink in sometimes...a major industrialized country being hit with one of the largest earthquakes ever in recorded history anywhere on the planet. I hope California fares as well as Japan when a "measly" 7+ eventually hits us.

Article here .

#237045 - 12/08/11 08:17 PM Re: Japan tsunami actually two waves merged into one [Re: Arney]
Mark_R Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 05/29/10
Posts: 849
Loc: Southern California
Rouge tsunami waves eek. That's enough to give St Michael and St Brendan (sailor's patron saints) nightmares.
Hope for the best and prepare for the worst.

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane

#237048 - 12/08/11 09:35 PM Re: Japan tsunami actually two waves merged into one [Re: Arney]
Dagny Offline

Registered: 11/25/08
Posts: 1913
Loc: Washington, DC

Interesting, thanks. Looks like that satellite data is a goldmine for scientists.

Human history is just a blink of the eye compared to geologic history. Based on what we know of the past, Mama Nature has some nasty tricks up her sleeve that could play out at any time.

I wonder what we don't know. Seems a lot of earthquakes are caused by previously unknown faults.

#237067 - 12/09/11 02:44 AM Re: Japan tsunami actually two waves merged into one [Re: Dagny]
ki4buc Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 11/10/03
Posts: 710
Loc: Augusta, GA
Comprehensive Emergency Management is all about making plans about things you know, so you can handle what you don't know. It will never be perfect, and there will always be things that screw things over. I think Japan is a perfect example of "Complex systems fail in complex ways". The nuclear plant is also an example of a 'deprecated' design that has flaws. With software, you release a new version and hope people upgrade. What about a nuclear power plant?


Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
Who's Online
1 registered (Jeanette_Isabelle), 259 Guests and 4 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
Birdman1776, tskinner, Abe, Flyingbforge, Sedric
5254 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Folder for Opening Boxes
by Russ
10:46 PM
A Tribute to Charles Krauthammer
by Russ
09:46 PM
Surviving a Small City
by Jeanette_Isabelle
07:11 PM
New knife
by Russ
04:53 PM
Most Recommended Must Have Survival Gear under $30
by quick_joey_small
04:50 PM
Customizing Your Medical Kit
by Jeanette_Isabelle
04:30 PM
Getting Organized
by haertig
04:45 AM
Royal Navy monkey fist knot tutorial
by TonyE
06/20/18 10:46 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.