Today I learned of Inochi Tendenko (go separately) - the maxim in tsunami prone areas of Japan that dictates that the individual need not stay and help others but should run and preserve his or her life instead japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
Today I learned of The London Beer Flood. An 1814 industrial disaster that sent a 15-foot high tsunami of beer sweeping through the streets after a giant vat of porter broke in a local brewery. The flood claimed the lives of at least 8 people. More deaths followed in the days after related to alcohol poisoning. historic-uk.com/HistoryUK…
The Moken nomad Tribe of southern Thailand saved their lives during the 2004 tsunami thanks to their Elder's hability to read the "Sea Signs". Soon minutes before the waves hit shore, the entire comunity was able to flee up hills for cover. theguardian.com/global-de…
Britain was once hit by a 21m high tsunami caused by and underwater landslide in the north Atlantic. bbc.co.uk/earth/story/201…
The largest recorded tsunami occurred in Lituya Bay, Alaska and reached 1,720 feet (524 meters) high. For scale, that is one-third of a mile. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/195…
Today I learned of Miki Endo, a Japanese Emergency Worker, who saved thousands of lives during the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami by warning the people of Minamisanriku city via Emergency Broadcast System. She did not leave her spot and was eventually killed in the subsequent disaster. nationalgeographic.com/ma…
In 79 years Crescent City, CA has endured 35 tsunamis. In Japan the city Rikuzentakata has been suffering the same problem since 2011 and this led to bonding over their struggles. kcet.org/shows/california…
600 years ago the Japanese placed ancient stone markers along the coastline to warn future generations not build there due to the risk of tsunamis cbsnews.com/news/ancient-…
Today I learned of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant. It was much closer to the epicenter of the 2011 Earthquake than the Fukushima Power Plant, yet it sustained only minor damage and even housed tsunami evacuees. It's safety is credited to engineer Hirai Yanosuke who insisted it have a 14m (46FT) tall sea wall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ona…
The most powerful earthquake ever recorded, the Great Chilean Earthquake, had a magnitude of 9.4-9.6. It caused tsunamis in Chile, Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, eastern New Zealand, and southeast Australia. It also caused glacial landslides, lake floods, and a volcanic eruption. learnodo-newtonic.com/chi…
Out at sea, a tsunami is only about a metre high, and could pass a boat without being noticed. As it approaches the shore, it’s the sudden deceleration from about 800km/h to 50km/h which creates the immense wave noc.ac.uk/news/how-tsunam…
Today I learned about Japan’s 5pm bell, or national emergency broadcast system, that plays music each day at a specific time for over 90% of the country. The music is actually a daily test to ensure the system can inform residents of any major disasters (i.e. tsunami, industrial accident). japantimes.co.jp/news/201…
An ancient underwater temple, originally considered a myth, was discovered in India after a deadly Tsunami parted the sea, revealing it's location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sev…
Today I learned of the severed feet of Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. Since 2007 at least 20 human feet have washed up on shore. It has been blamed on everything from a serial killer to plane crashes to a tsunami with the most likely explanation being some combination of these. longreads.com/2019/04/08/…
The Chicxulub Impact, the asteroid that killed off the dinosaurs, created a mega-tsunami that was over 330 feet tall. If the impact had struck the deep ocean rather than the shallow seas, the wave would have peaked at 2.9 MILES. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
Today I learned of the SS Richard Montgomery, a sunken WW2 cargo ship carrying the equivalent of 1500 tons of TNT. If it explodes, it will generate a 5 meter tsunami, destroying coastal Kent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_…
The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that caused the deadliest tsunami on record released 550 million times more energy than the Hiroshima bomb, or enough energy to power the U.S. for 370 years. It was so powerful it altered the Earth’s rotation, shortening the length of the day by 2.68 microseconds scientificamerican.com/ar…
Michael Schumacher donated $10m in aid after the Indian Ocean Tsunami. This surpassed the amount given by any other individual, sports team/league, corporation, and even some countries. Schumacher's bodyguard Burkhard Cramer, and Cramer's two sons, were killed in the tsunami. edition.cnn.com/2005/SPOR…
Today I learned of Miki Endo, a Japanese emergency worker who gave her life during the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, by continuing to broadcast warnings and alerts over the community loudspeaker as the tsunami overwhelmed the town of Minamisanriku. She was credited with saving many lives. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mik…
There was a second Fukushima nuclear power plant (Fukushima Daini), 10km to the south, that suffered the same crippling tsunami damage but was saved from meltdown by a capable leader and heroic staff. hbr.org/2014/07/how-the-o…
On June 7th, 1692 the pirate city, Port Royal, in Jamaica was rocked by a massive earthquake that shook the city into the ocean, leaving 2,000 souls burried under sand and brick. Shortly after the quake, a tsunami flooded what was left. whc.unesco.org/en/tentati…
The tsunami of Christmas 2004 created a massive cliff 750 miles long and 50 feet high. earthdate.org/the-day-the…
Tourists at Yala National Park on Sri Lanka's SouthWest coast who fell victim to the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami were unable to spot any wildlife on safari because the animals had sensed the tremor vibrations 4 days earlier and fled to higher ground jetwingeco.com/articles/e…
Today I Learned that tsunamis can happen in the Great Lakes, but they are caused by weather phenomenon, not by seismic activity. canr.msu.edu/news/are_the…
Following their successful Billion Tree Tsunami campaign in 2017 to plant 1 billion trees, Pakistan launched the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami campaign, vowing to plant 10 billion trees in the next 5 years independent.co.uk/news/wo…
"Japan was changed forever by the devastating triple tragedy that unfolded on March 11, 2011, bringing an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis." "The total cost of the catastrophe has been put at $286 billion by the World Bank, making it the most expensive disaster of all time." nzherald.co.nz/world/news…
Today I learned of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant. It was much closer to the epicenter of the 2011 Earthquake than the Fukushima Power Plant, yet it sustained only minor damage and even housed tsunami evacuees. It's safety is credited to engineer Hirai Yanosuke who insisted it have a 14m (46FT) tall sea wall en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ona…
Today 60 years ago the strongest earthquake ever recorded occurred (9.5), so strong it sent a 10m tsunami wave 10,000km to Hawaii. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/196…
One of the few coastal areas to evacuate ahead of the 2004 tsunami was on the island of Simeulue. Due to island folklore recounting an earthquake/tsunami in 1907, the islanders fled inland following the initial shaking. Generational folklore saving the lives of the islanders 97 years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Howard Ulrich and his 7-year old son were fishing in Lituya Bay, Alaska, in 1958 when a landslide generated a 1,720ft tsunami, the largest in recorded history. He and his son both miraculously survived, being found nearly a mile from where they were anchored at the time the wave hit their boat. earthquake.alaska.edu/60-…
The Eruption of Krakatoa was so loud, it was heard over 3000 miles away, the equivalent of hearing a sound from Ireland while you're in Boston. It also ruptured the eardrums of sailors over 40 miles away, killed over 36 thousand due to the eruptions and subsequent tsunamis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/188…
"A rule of thumb is that if you see the tsunami, it is too late to outrun it. Even small tsunamis (for example, 6 feet in height) are associated with extremely strong currents, capable of knocking someone off their feet," writes United States Geological Survey (USGS). usgs.gov/faqs/what-are-ts…
Last summer (2019) forty people were seriously injured when a wave pool in China malfunctioned and created a dangerous Tsunami! The pool was overcrowded and people smashed into each other and got bloody from the hard tiles at the bottom. The operator may or may not have been drinking. cnn.com/videos/world/2019…
There are stones called tsunami stones that dot the coastline of Japan. They read, β€œRemember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point.β€œ nytimes.com/2011/04/21/wo…
The electric car FOMM ONE is designed to float on water in the event of floods and tsunamis. gov-online.go.jp/eng/publ…
A Magnetar Starquake occured on Dec.27, 2004 that would have probably registered Mag.23 on the Richter scale, blinding satellites and ionizing Earth's upper atmosphere. Coincidentally a day earlier, Dec. 26, saw the worst tsunami in modern history slate.com/technology/2012…
The August 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano "generated a pressure wave that . . . traveled 3-1/2 [3.5, three and one half] times around the world." "It produced the loudest sound ever recorded." "And it produced one of the most destructive and deadliest non-seismic tsunamis." usgs.gov/media/videos/pub…
Today I learned about popsicles that don’t melt. After the 2011 tsunami, scientists helping strawberry farmers in Japan salvage damaged crops accidentally discovered that liquid polyphenol extracted from the berries caused cream to solidify. This lead to Kanazawa Ice pops, which can stay frozen up to an hour. asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles…
A 12 year old girl named Martina Maturana saved much of her village's population from being killed by a tsunami when she noticed boats moving up and down in the morning and ran to ring the warning bell independent.co.uk/news/wo…
A mega-tsunami is expected to threaten both Europe and North America with millions of casualties when the western slope of La Palma in the Canary Islands collapses. youtu.be/6utAunBKXV4
On a hill overlooking the ocean in Otsuchi Town in northeastern Japan is a phone booth known as the "Telephone of the Wind". It is connected to nowhere, but people come to "call" family members lost during the tsunami of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. spotlightenglish.com/list…
In the months after the 2011 quake in northeastern Japan, taxi drivers reported picking up "ghost passengers" in the coastal town of Ishinomaki where nearly 6,000 people died in the tsunami. telegraph.co.uk/news/worl…
The 2004 Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami killed 298 people and displaced more than 50,000 people in Somalia, a country on the Eastern Coast of Africa. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cou…
Port Royal,visited in "Pirates of the Caribbean", was a real pirate city. An earthquake, resulting tsunami and soil liquefaction partially sank and completely destroyed the Jamaican town in 1692. The HMS Swan was washed from the harbor on to a roof top and was a haven for survivors. history.com/this-day-in-h…
Cristiano Ronaldo funded the education of a 7 y.o. survivor of the horrific 2004 tsunami in Indonesia. The boy was found 21 days after the disaster, alone and wearing a Portuguese national football team jersey. The boy grew up to be a football player and was signed by Sporting Lisbon last year jakarta.coconuts.co/2015/…
That a Japanese Village was spared being destroyed during the 2011 tsunami by its huge seawall - a wall that its previous mayor had been harshly criticized for building scotsman.com/news/village…
There were ancient stone tablets in Japan's recent tsunami struck areas with inscriptions "Do not build your homes below this point!" nytimes.com/2011/04/21/wo…
Japan sits 4 tectonic plates, which is why Japan suffers from many earthquakes and tsunamis, and is why Japan has 110 active volcanoes. pbs.org/newshour/science/…
A 10 year old British girl saved nearly a hundred foreign tourists at Maikhao Beach in Thailand by warning beachgoers minutes before the arrival of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake tsunami. She learned about tsunamis in school just two weeks prior to the event. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Til…
It is a matter of when, not if, the Casdadia subduction zone will destroy the Pacific Northwest with an earthquake followed by a tsunami. newyorker.com/magazine/20…

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