Indonesian Locals Flee As A Tsunami Crashes On Shore Just Two Minutes After An Earthquake

Submitted by: daegog 1 week ago in News & Politics


Absolutely terrifying.
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Male 1,686
:Hugs the Canadian Shield:
I won't complain about cold and snow ever again! Well, at least not for a few hours. So glad I live hundreds of miles from the nearest fault-line (near Thunder Bay and it's tiny) and the ocean too for that matter (Arctic ocean is the closest, 600 miles north, roughly).

Tsunamis are really terrifying! They're just monsters, literally unstoppable.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_Shield
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Male 13,185
That is pretty messed up..  Personally if there was a boat nearby i'd be taking my chances in that.
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Male 18,342
monkwarrior ok so you have 2 minutes to get to the boat, start the engine and sail out to deep water
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Male 13,185
Draculya It all depends.  If i was near a big enough boat i'd get in it to ride it out.  If i was closer to something else like a building i might take my chances climbing it.   If someone was already in a boat heading out to sea i'd try jump in it if i could.
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Male 9,185
monkwarrior Depends what you mean by boat. A row-boat or even a small dinghy would probably have been smashed to match-wood in seconds. A larger boat - say 16+ feet, maybe but there seems to have been little or no warning so if there was one there and if you had time to get on board... but it didn't look as though that was an option.

Run like hell for high ground, grab anyone who stumbles and drag them. It's the sea, don't try to fight it. Run.
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Male 13,185
LordJim i respect the sea
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Male 9,185
monkwarrior Well, we all do if we are not stupid. I just meant in practical terms. Looking at the video and and with little or no warning I just think running for the high ground is the most sensible option. You have no idea how big this will get - and they have seen big - so no time to look for boats. Run. Grab a straggler if you have the strength.
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Male 13,185
LordJim Possibly, but it looked pretty flat if you ask me.  The building is an option, but what if the sea wipes out the building?  Like i said it would be a choice i make at the moment..  if i was close to a boat and saw the warning of one i'd get in one.. chances are i wouldn't realize till it came ashore like everyone else there.. so i'd probably have to get in a huge building that looked sturdy or risk it by running / driving in a car as fast as i could.
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Male 1,246
When i lived on the coast this was my worst nightmare. Now I'll be crushed by the shitty building i live in instead of drowning when the cascadia quake comes, which I think is preferable
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Male 4,062
That was - what - 6 to eight feet of rushing, tumultuous water? Dreadful.
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Male 9,185
captkangaroo I guess you would have just shot it.
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Male 4,062
LordJim 
Um, I do not se a connection between my comment and yours - care to fill me in?
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Male 9,185
captkangaroo Too tedious.
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Male 4,062
LordJim 
ri-i-i-i-i-ght.
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