posted on Sep, 17 2015 @ 12:14 AM
Nice picture, but it has no basis in science.
Southern California has no active subduction fault off it's coast to generate the type of tsunami you posted in that image. But go north of that, and
then you have plates moving under the continent that would cause a tsunami after a large slip.
We call it the "Ring Of Fire" around the Pacific ocean for a reason. It's an unstable tectonic area that is in constant motion, pushing and pulling
massive plates that make up our planet. And yes, California is under the gun for a slip quake that could happen at any time, and it could be
devastating depending on so many factors. But this quake will be under the land, not under the ocean.
It's the subduction faults off the coast of continents that cause the massive tsunamis. These locked areas of the crust get to a breaking point like
what happened in Chile today, or what will happen in the Pacific Northwest when the Yuan De Fuca plate slips under the North American plate in the
next few years. The massive devastation caused by that zipper popping from Oregon to Vancouver Island will not only crumble infrastructure, but the
tsunami waves that follow what is predicted to be a 9+ will totally wash away the ruined cities near the epicenter.
Hours after this mega-quake, Pacific islands will be flooded on their Eastern shores, and we know from history that within about 8 hours Japan will be
inundated with a wave that traveled across an entire ocean, sweeping into harbours and coastal areas with the same devastation as if it had happened
on their own coast.
We live on a very dynamic planet. I urge everyone to do some basic preparation to survive after an event, and if you live in an area with a specific
threat, either move, or harden your castle against the coming storm.