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Originally posted by Essan
In the grand scheme of things it's nothing of consequence. But still an unusual event for Britain. We have though had big tsunamis in the past
Originally posted by boo1981
reply to post by celticpride
Thanks for your reply. I know animals/fish can react to seismic activity before it happens. My main concern is the static discharge felt.
Originally posted by JohnySeagull
Yea, lets all crack a joke about the baby wave.
I have read several reports on this across the media. All make a point of drawing attention to the fact that everyoine in the area had there hair stand on end due to static when this occurred.
Whats that about? thanks.
Originally posted by thoughtsfull
Just throwing this out there.. but Southern Britain is susceptible to meteorological tsunamis and from what I have read over the years these are linked to Summer thunderstorms out at sea.. so I wonder if the static discharge shows this a small meteotsunami?
(Going by historical records we have had a distinct lack of meteo tsunamis in the last 50 years when you consider 9 where recorded hitting Southern Britain in the 50ish year before that)
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"The sea on the eastern side was probably 8ins (20cm) to a 1ft (0.3m) higher than the rest and it was pouring over the causeway like a torrent rather than just a gentle meeting in the middle."
Roland Stewart from Millbrook, near Plymouth, said: "It was quite violent in a way, my dinghy was moving around with the movement of the water and I just wondered what the hell was going on.... within 15 minutes it was all over."
Dr Davidson, an associate professor in coastal processes, told BBC Spotlight: "[Surges] are quite rare and it's probably not a tidal phenomenon.
"It's probably more likely to be a tsunami of some kind, obviously it's quite mild.
"It's probably not due to an earthquake, which is the normal source.
"It's probably more likely to be a sub-marine landslide."
According to the Tidal Gauge Anomaly measure, which records the difference between the forecast tide and the actual tide, the anomaly on Monday morning in Newlyn, Cornwall was 0.2m (0.7ft), in Plymouth 0.3m (1ft) and in Portsmouth 0.4m (1.3ft).
The MET Office in Exeter said it did not think anything in the weather could have caused the change in the tidal pattern.
The British Geological Survey said there was no seismic activity in UK waters over the weekend.