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    Tsunami in Greenland!

    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
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    BigD, that link has a really irritating ad attached, can't even see the article. Any other choices?

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    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?
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    I'll null the other link.
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    Don't go to the beach today Dr. Grant.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDon View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grant hutchison View Post
    I've been to Uummannaq, actually...
    If you're going to Uummannaq,
    be sure to wear some flowers in
    your hair...
    Dip me in ink and toss me to the Poets.

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    Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in.
    Rather than a wave it just looks like the water level is gently and continuously rising.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squink View Post
    Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squink View Post
    Very odd tsunami. Video here shows it coming in.
    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...

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    Unlike the Philippines tsunami, this one looked like you could outwalk it.

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    Yeah but the mechanics are the same. Tsunamis aren't giant surfer waves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Squink View Post
    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.
    As above, so below

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    Sorry Jens. Indonesia 2004.
    Vids here. Much faster rise.

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    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.

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    Oh well really? Hope ppl are fine.

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    Depends on the landscape. Some may come in similar to a bore
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2004_I...04-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.

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