reply to post by srsen
Not gunna happen I call BS on several factors.
Firstly, AU faultlines are not Tektonic, they are slip and thrust. Australia is in the dead center of the Australian plate, wich grinds on the Pacific
plarte along New Zealand.
Although Shallow faultlines are more devistating due to the shockwaves being nearer to the surface, they are unable to produce Tsunami's, not very big
ones anyway (you need a really big and deep thrust or slip fault for that).
The guy also warnes that both Tsunami's will happen at the same time. If so, they will collide mid pacific and severley weaken each other.
He also claims they will be giant Tsunami's. Shows how little he knows about how Tsunami's really work.
Any 1000ft or higher Tsunami crossing an ocean, will only be a few meters high when it reaches the other side.
Dose not mean they will be less dangerous though, in fact quite the opposite. As the Tsunami travels further, it loses height but gains speed. A 5 -
10 meter Tsunami travvelling at 1600kmph can hit the coats with devistating results. It can even surge 300m up mountains within 25km - 45km of the
coastline (there goes the retreat to high ground theory..lol).
If such a wave were to hit the AU east coast on a 30* angle (as it would comming from CA), the results would be even more devistating.
Not only would the entire east coast be destroyed, but the wave would wrap around the coast and decimate most of eastern Victoria as well. Places like
Mallacoota, Orbost, Bairnsdale and Sale would be levelled. The wave would actually start to go across the Gippsland plains, rather than wash back out
to sea, picking up even more speed as it goes.
That said, I think I'll call BS on this prediction, as if the OP's source was any kind of real expert, he would have mentioned the above. And rather
than giving warrning to just the east coast residents, he should be warrning all Eastern AU and also telling people that getting to high ground so
close to the coast will be a futile gesture.
edit on 8/7/2012 by Ironclad because: (no reason given)