LANDSLIDES AND TSUNAMIS

tsunami warning

Landslides by sea slime can spark 65ft devastating tsunamis. CATASTROPHIC: sea slime could cause a devastating 65ft tsunami. Researchers have found tiny organisms in sea slime is responsible for shifting the Earth’s crust so causing underwater landslides. These are much bigger and more powerful than those that occur above water, scientists have said. If they happen on a flat area of sea bed, can trigger huge tsunamis capable of wiping out an entire coastline. The shock findings were published by the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel after experts examined microalgae, which it is thought cause landslides by creating unstable layer of sea sediment. This is why tsunamis are so dangerous.

The 2004 Tsunami, Indonesia Banda Ace lays flattened after the tsunami quarter of MILLION dead: could this happen again? Boxing Day 2004, an earthquake in the Indian Ocean sparked a series of tsunamis devastated Asia. Thailand, Sri Lanka and Indonesia the worst affected, body count totalled more than a quarter of a million people. Displacement of the large amounts by the sea bed sediment under water can cause the devastating tsunami,” Dr Morelia Urlaub. The study author said: “Submarine landslides can happen on very shallow slopes, often with gradients as low as one or one-and-a-half degrees. So displacement of large amounts of sediment underwater cause devastating tsunamis.”
But they are believed to trigger monster tsunamis that could obliterate a small city. It is thought one such catastrophic event occurred 8,150 years ago, with the wave so big it hit Norway and Scotland. The report states: “Storegga landslide affected an area larger than Scotland, and the material today covers hundreds of kilometers on the seabed.” These are important details that needs to be taken seriously by those residing along high risk zones. Tsunamis are unpredictable so necessary to be on the alert go look out even when having fun and relaxing. The time of running from the tsunami so fast is critical to saving lives. Observe unusual patterns of behaviour of birds, howling of dogs, sudden changes in the weather or temperature. Go with a gut feeling if something seems different on that day so not quite right but cannot tell exactly what it is. Share with others any changes and do not dismiss such an observation as paranoia. Alertness and quick intervention saves many lives so communicate quickly and organise help to rescue or evacuate before it’s too late.
 

https://www.dailystar.co.uk
Rachel Donoghue 18th Feb. 2018

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