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    Tsunami in New Jersey ?

    I used to say, " One good thing aboot New Jersey is that we are pretty much free of natural disasters, save some flooding here and there."

    We've had an earthquake, a derecho, a superstorm hurricane in late October, and now.........

    It has been confirmed that a tsunami hit the Barnegat Inlet area June 13, 2013.

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    must have been a tiny tsunami since thats right up the beach from me and i never noticed it

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    Isn't there a giant piece of a volcano in the Canaries that's in the right position to send a significant tsunami to the NY area when the landslide occurs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Isn't there a giant piece of a volcano in the Canaries that's in the right position to send a significant tsunami to the NY area when the landslide occurs?
    Cumbre Viejo on La Palma. We have 8 hours after the side slides, which is enough if doesn't happen when we're sleeping. Most say that the mid Atlantic ridge is more likely to do damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Isn't there a giant piece of a volcano in the Canaries that's in the right position to send a significant tsunami to the NY area when the landslide occurs?
    that's nothing more than 'conspiracy theory'

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    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    that's nothing more than 'conspiracy theory'
    Uh oh, didn't mean to ignite another conspiracy battle

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    Quote Originally Posted by archy View Post
    that's nothing more than 'conspiracy theory'
    No, it is well known that the side could fall and cause some tsunami waves. Here is a full research paper on the subject: http://wet.kuleuven.be/wetenschapinb...lmatsunami.pdf

    What is conspiracy is that many sites claim that the collapse is extremely likely, and that the waves will be 300 ft high. Scientists only predict larger waves if it collapses in a specific way, but it is unknown whether this is likely to happen. The waves are not predicted to be 300 ft, but rather 10-25 m. Still big waves, but no where near the Armageddon size claimed by some sites.
    There have also been later studies that point to that specific volcano being less of a threat. However, there are still many serious threats out there: http://www.livescience.com/24813-eas...-tsunamis.html
    I think the real issue, is that much of the east coast is completely unprepared for any tsunami like event. Look how the little storm surge from Sandy destroyed the northeast. Imagine what would happen if a 30ft wave rolled in. Even shredmachine couldn't tame that beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewengineer View Post
    No, it is well known that the side could fall and cause some tsunami waves. Here is a full research paper on the subject: http://wet.kuleuven.be/wetenschapinb...lmatsunami.pdf

    What is conspiracy is that many sites claim that the collapse is extremely likely, and that the waves will be 300 ft high. Scientists only predict larger waves if it collapses in a specific way, but it is unknown whether this is likely to happen. The waves are not predicted to be 300 ft, but rather 10-25 m. Still big waves, but no where near the Armageddon size claimed by some sites.
    There have also been later studies that point to that specific volcano being less of a threat. However, there are still many serious threats out there: http://www.livescience.com/24813-eas...-tsunamis.html
    I think the real issue, is that much of the east coast is completely unprepared for any tsunami like event. Look how the little storm surge from Sandy destroyed the northeast. Imagine what would happen if a 30ft wave rolled in. Even shredmachine couldn't tame that beast.
    where's yer tin hat Mr. Conspirator?

    http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2012/0...-s-east-coast/


    Howz dat feel, chicken little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicharronne View Post
    where's yer tin hat Mr. Conspirator?

    http://www.setyoufreenews.com/2012/0...-s-east-coast/


    Howz dat feel, chicken little?
    Did you not read what I wrote: "There have also been later studies that point to that specific volcano being less of a threat."

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    Yeah, nothing big. It knocked a couple of crackers off the jetty. But the trend of natural events occurring in Nueve Yersey is starting to concern high school seniors and volleyball enthusiasts across the state.

    I just saw it on the news at 4:00 when I posted, but you know how first reports go. Another source called the event, "Tsunami-like waves."