This is an interesting look at how Tsunami’s are formed after an earthquake. I am fascinated by the description of the receding water as it rushes out to sea before the momentum turns and it creates a wall of water headed towards land.
I also recall the little girl vacationing during the Indian earthquake who recognized the draining sound taught to her as a key indicator of a tsunami. That bit of knowledge saved lives.
So remember, if you are ever on the coastline, after a local earthquake or one on the other side of the ocean, please keep in mind… if the ocean recedes quickly and or you hear a draining noise from the water as it rushes out to sea…. RUN… RUN as fast as you can for the highest point you can possibly find. In fact, whenever I visit the beach, I always scope out the highest point and the easiest route if I need to get my family to higher ground.
- Safety tips: After an earthquake (yubanet.com)
- What is a Tsunami? (deakinscicomm.wordpress.com)
- Why predicting tsunami is hard? (rashidfaridi.com)
- Minamisanriku, Tsunami-Hit Town In Japan, Gets Easter Island Statue As Symbol For Recovery (huffingtonpost.com)
- Tsunami warning in Russia’s Far East after 8.2 quake (newsinfo.inquirer.net)