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#287738 - 01/10/18 09:10 PM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
hikermor Offline
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Extra-terrestrial bodies do collide with Earth from time to time, sometimes with profound consequences. Witness the asteroid impact 65 million years ago that basically killed off the dinosaurs and wiped the slate clean for mammals to take their turn. No idea of how high the waves were, but they were big enough, and that was just the beginning.

We can assert that such events can happen, and probably will happen, given enough time. On the scale of human lifespans, the probabilities of such cataclysmic events is quite low, while the chances of more mundane disasters like fires, floods, earthquakes, winter storms, etc. is much more likely and well worth the time and effort to prepare. It all comes down to the math...

Welcome, Pooh-Bah Jeanette-Isabelle! What a great speech!
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#287740 - 01/11/18 12:15 AM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Bingley Offline
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Registered: 02/27/08
Posts: 1334
Great advice, hikermor! Geezer in chief strikes again!

For comparison, it appears the tsunami resulting from the Krakatoa eruption in 1883 were 40 meters tall (= 131 ft). I'm guessing a 400' tsunami requires not just 3 times as much energy, but an exponentially greater amount. I guess if I were in the path of such a tsunami, I'd just try to take a selfie with the incoming tsunami and post it online before I die.

http://volcano.oregonstate.edu/tsunamis

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#287741 - 01/11/18 12:37 AM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Bingley]
haertig Offline
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Registered: 03/13/05
Posts: 1943
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Originally Posted By: Bingley
I guess if I were in the path of such a tsunami, I'd just try to take a selfie with the incoming tsunami and post it online before I die.



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#287742 - 01/11/18 12:46 AM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Bingley]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1617
Loc: Ocala, FL
Originally Posted By: Bingley
I guess if I were in the path of such a tsunami, I'd just try to take a selfie with the incoming tsunami and post it online before I die.

I would watch out for the warning signs.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#287761 - 01/11/18 09:15 PM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Teslinhiker Offline
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Registered: 12/14/09
Posts: 1325
Those dolls would all fit into a couple of 5 gallon buckets - which are water tight with the right lids.

As for the photos, have them scanned and digitized then keep on a USB key or email them to yourself and perhaps another family member or close friend. If the originals ever get damaged, lost or whatever, you can always print then re-frame when needed.
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#287785 - 01/12/18 03:58 AM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: haertig]
UTAlumnus Offline
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Registered: 03/08/03
Posts: 977
Loc: East Tennessee near Bristol
There is an island in the eastern Atlantic (one of the Canary Islands?) that they think will cause a tsunami if the mountainside collapses. Something about the geology increases the chance. It's been too many years since I watched the show about the island to remember details.

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#287791 - 01/12/18 02:23 PM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
Ren Offline
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Registered: 11/05/07
Posts: 98
Yeah, the island is La Palma, and the Cumbre Vieja volcanic ridge.

Speculation is if it blows the landslide into the ocean would create a mega tsunami, hitting African coast in an hour, UK in 3.5 hours and the eastern USA in 6.

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#287792 - 01/12/18 02:58 PM Re: Water Tight Storage Containers [Re: Ren]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4620
Loc: SOCAL
Thanks. Good read at: ... wiki/Cumbre_Vieja. The mega-Tsunami discussion is toward the bottom. If the Cumbre Vieja ridge fails as per the model, it would not be a good time to be standing on the beach between Key West and Bangor, Maine. However, there are folks who donít see evidence that it will fail catastrophically and will instead be a slow slide into the sea. Itís worth reading.

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