you dont really have to be that high in a tsunami. I live on maui and once you're about 10ft above sea level you're out of the evac areas. Ok maybe its 20ft, i dont really know. I know the last time one was coming i lived 1 block from the beach and just stayed in my apartment.
Anyhow, theres plenty of warning time. And once they know one is coming the sirens (yes tsunami warning sirens, they sound like air-raid sirens) go off every hour till it hits.
Until you hit the wall of cars trying to flee along the same routes.
ATV bro. Off-road capabilities. This is a MacGuyver-approved vehicle, don't you mistake it for anything else.
leetymike, I'm reading that the height of tsunami waves widely from 10ft to 100ft. At Lituya Bay in the 50s, the run-up was 1,720 feet. By your math, you'd be waterborne for the last 1,710 of it. You're the one out there on the island, so I won't go tell you your business, and I've never seen a tsunami or been somewhere that even has felt much effect from them in history. That said, simple math bro. What's the truth I need to go forward with?
When I was talking about the lead time when you saw the water sucked out it was just that and no alarms. I do think there are alarms everywhere except for '04 in Indo.
height of tsunami waves is also measured differently than your standard wind waves. Its more the water behind the initial surge, and the ensuing extreme tidal shifts that cause all the damage. The tides shift from high to low in 5-10 min intervals, for a good day after. its a trip.
I'm no scientist.
And yes i am aware that not all places have a warning system,
^^^WOAH! The vid guy obviously doesn't surf. How could you not keep the camera on that giant, perfectly peeling monster. And that reform was crazy. How the hell does the wave come over the breakwall and reform that nicely?