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BigDon
2017-Jun-19, 02:14 PM
Seems there was an earthquake and tsunami in Greenland.

Houses swept away, 4 missing.

thesundaily.my/news/2017/06/18/four-missing-after-tsunami-hits-greenland

John Mendenhall
2017-Jun-19, 02:54 PM
BigD, that link has a really irritating ad attached, can't even see the article. Any other choices?

BigDon
2017-Jun-19, 03:14 PM
That's the only one I saw. And my blockers squash ads so I apologize. I wasn't aware of it.

Hope it wasn't vulgar! Should I kill the link?

schlaugh
2017-Jun-19, 03:15 PM
Here's the BBC:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-40320629

BigDon
2017-Jun-19, 03:25 PM
I'll null the other link.

BigDon
2017-Jun-19, 03:27 PM
Don't go to the beach today Dr. Grant.

grant hutchison
2017-Jun-19, 08:00 PM
Don't go to the beach today Dr. Grant.I've been to Uummannaq, actually. Spent a very pleasant afternoon sitting on the hill slope above the town, watching the icebergs disintegrate in the harbour.

Grant Hutchison

Buttercup
2017-Jun-19, 08:11 PM
I've been to Uummannaq, actually...

If you're going to Uummannaq,
be sure to wear some flowers in
your hair...

Squink
2017-Jun-23, 09:27 PM
Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in (http://gizmodo.com/killer-tsunami-in-greenland-possibly-triggered-by-lands-1796223715).
Rather than a wave it just looks like the water level is gently and continuously rising.

Noisy Rhysling
2017-Jun-23, 10:49 PM
Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in (http://gizmodo.com/killer-tsunami-in-greenland-possibly-triggered-by-lands-1796223715).
Rather than a wave it just looks like the water level is gently and continuously rising.

Depends on factors such as the slope of the bottom. Not on the scale of Fukushima, but a real PITA for those poor folks that it hit.

CJSF
2017-Jun-24, 06:50 AM
Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in (http://gizmodo.com/killer-tsunami-in-greenland-possibly-triggered-by-lands-1796223715).
Rather than a wave it just looks like the water level is gently and continuously rising.
Which pretty much describes every tsunami. If you've seen the videos of the 2004 or 2011 tsunamis... OK, maybe not always gently...[emoji51]

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Squink
2017-Jun-25, 04:28 PM
Unlike the Philippines tsunami, this one looked like you could outwalk it.

CJSF
2017-Jun-25, 10:33 PM
Yeah but the mechanics are the same. Tsunamis aren't giant surfer waves.

CJSF

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Jens
2017-Jun-25, 11:25 PM
Unlike the Philippines tsunami, this one looked like you could outwalk it.

Which tsunami are you talking about? I don't remember any big tsunami there, but might have just forgotten.

Squink
2017-Jun-26, 03:16 PM
Sorry Jens. Indonesia 2004 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami).
Vids here (https://www.google.com/search?q=2004+indonesian+tsunami&num=20&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjY_snC5dvUAhXEcT4KHcz7ADgQ_AUICigB&biw=1074&bih=601). Much faster rise.

CJSF
2017-Jun-26, 08:56 PM
The point is that tsunamis are not "waves" but rather a continuous rising of water. If you watch some of the 2011 videos, you see the water rise up, and then keep rising and rising. Sure, it's powerful, but that (and the 2004 tsunami) were from earthquakes orders of magnitudes larger than what happened in Greenland. I don't think the Greenland tsunami is "odd" at all, unless you had the expectation that a tsunami is like a surfing pipeline.

CJSF

Michael Bowen
2017-Jun-30, 06:31 PM
Oh well really? Hope ppl are fine.

publiusr
2017-Jul-01, 06:06 PM
Depends on the landscape. Some may come in similar to a bore
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_Indian_Ocean_earthquake_and_tsunami#/media/File:2004-tsunami.jpg

Most tsunami really are flash floods from the ocean. Those caused by icebergs calving off (Greenland?) or landslides really need to be called splashout waves.