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Mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago

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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:14 AM

Mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago y

"But from this, we are able to identify that the place has been hit by a mega tsunami in the past. So even though it is infrequent for this part of the world, it still happens and there is a need to promote tsunami education for coastal peoples."
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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:14 AM
link seems that the indian ocean had a mega tsunami 700 years ago rivalling to the monstrous tsunami in 2004

what is surprising is that, the inhabitants of islands near aceh survived better than those living in the coastal, nearly all of the island inhabitants fled to higher grounds before the tsunami happened.

people living in coastal line failed to see sign of an impending tsunami such as rapid retreat of ocean water from the shoreline.

while the island inhabitants are able to identify the signs from information passing down verbally through out their oral history.

that shows that living in a smaller community stand a better chance of survival in such cases. y
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posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 01:17 AM
reply to post by affeyee

More specifically, a seafaring society.
Bodes well for our spacefaring descendants.

[edit on 30-10-2008 by Phage]

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 09:47 AM
Eruptions from Tambora and Krakatoa volcanos caused some tsunamis larger than 2004. That was under 200 years ago. Indonesia is a nasty place in terms of ring-of-fire eruptions and earthquakes. These guys get nailed quite often.

I'm reading the book Supervolcano (Jones, Savino) now - very interesting reading on the subject.

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:28 AM
I've had a brief search online for information about a tsunami which, according to Aboriginal legend, struck the Queensland, Australia coastline some hundreds of years ago. Aborigines claim the sea surged inland for many miles in approx. the Rockhampton region.

Can't remember where I read about this, but during a search just now, came across an article which speculates a relatively powerful tsunami struck the NSW coastline

The Wollongong University geologist estimates the tsunami was moving at about 350kmh when it hit the coast. He believes the earlier tsunami, which struck about 850 years ago, was probably even bigger.

Prof. Bryant linked the legend with a tsunami after he and a colleague found two telephone booth-sized boulders jammed one behind another in a crevice below a cliff face at Haycock Point near Merimbula. The boulders were well above any normal storm surge. (cont.)

'"You find the signs all around the coast, once you know what you're looking for, and we found tsunami debris on the south coast, in Western Australia and around Cairns, and all the radiocarbon dates were similar," Prof. Bryant said.

"You can't have one big tsunami approaching different parts of the Australian coastline from opposite directions. Unless these things are much more frequent than we think, there must be another explanation."

"We're toying with the idea that the tsunamis were created by a comet that broke into a couple of fragments that hit the oceans around Australia." (cont.)

I'll go back to the search for the tsunami which, according to Aborigines, struck the Queensland coast

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:39 AM
Interesting little piece here:

Radiocarbon dating along the southeast coast of Australia indicates that these giant tsunamis have occurred with a frequency of around one every 400-500 years throughout the Late Holocene.

One recent tsunami around AD 1500 stands out, because it not only affected over 400 km of the Australian coastline, but was also recorded on the east coast of New Zealand and on Lord Howe Island in the middle of the Tasman Sea.

Aboriginal and Maori legends, which can be dated to around AD 1500, are possible hints of a ‘cosmogenic’ source for this event. In addition, cultural changes among Aborigines in Australia after this time lend support to the idea that there was a substantial tsunami.

Presently, the point of impact of the object responsible for the disaster has not been determined, but it is estimated to lie southeast of New Zealand. If Professor Bryant’s argument is correct, the Antipodean oceans might expect a comparable event in the not-too-distant future.

In passing the article touches on the mystery of Easter Island and the collapse of empires simultaneously, with cosmic forces speculated as being possibly responsible.

Ah, Velikovsky .. they scorned you, and now you're dead, they 'rediscover' your theories without so much as a token nod in your direction

oops .. edited to include link

[edit on 30-10-2008 by Dock6]

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 10:47 AM
So was the one 700 years ago also caused by HAARP/Planet X/Secret Nuclear explosion?

posted on Oct, 30 2008 @ 11:03 AM
Aanother interesting little read here .. again featuring the indefatigible Bryant

' He has found signs that giant waves swept over Australia, California and the Scottish coastline in the past and believes it could happen again. “I believe St. Andrews golf course [in Scotland] is a tsunami deposit,” says Bryant.'

' Over the past 2,000 years, tsunamis have killed 462,597 people in the Pacific, with the largest toll in the Japanese islands. The 1755 earthquake in Lisbon, Spain triggered a 50 foot wave that caused widespread destruction in southwest Spain, western Morocco and across the Atlantic in the Caribbean.

' In 1989, Bryant was researching rocks and sand barriers along the coastline of eastern Australia when he noticed giant boulders, some weighing almost 100 tons, that were jammed into a crevice at the top of a rock platform over 100 feet above sea level that was sheltered from the waves. After further investigation, he found other massive boulders miles inland. Bryant then examined bedrock that had been eroded and found gaps roughly gouged in the rock in places where normal waves couldn’t reach. “But a tsunami could do this,” Bryant says. “… I had descended into the abyss of catastrophism.”

'But Bryant says computer modeling suggests a meteor would not have to be a “dinosaur killer” to cause a mega-tsunami. A chunk of meteor less than 350 feet in diameter moving at 65 feet per second could theoretically produce a tsunami that is 300 feet high.

Velikovsky told of copious bone deposits discovered in the high reaches of the Himalayas, in crevices, caves, depressions etc. The bones were often minute fragments and tiny slivers, all intermingled. When examined, they proved to be the bones of a wide variety of animals (and humans). Clearly, something had pulverised the creatures, smashed them literally to smithereens.

The Himalayas are of relatively recent creation .. are still growing, in fact.
Velikovsky theorised that a largish cosmic body had struck the Earth, which had wobbled as result of the hit. Velikovsky's description of the chaos caused is that the Earth's oceans sloshed around the wobbling globe similar to the water in a washing machine, sweeping across the globe and taking everything with it. Back and forth sloshed the oceans, in the process pulverising humans, animals and forests, etc. alike .. and depositing the fragmented debris as high as the Himalayas before the Earth's equilibrium (and with it, its oceans) was restored.

I've read there exists evidence of corals and other remnants of once tropical seas, in the North Polar region, whilst in Malta, the bones of polar bears have been unearthed. This tends to support Velikovsky's theories.

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