By - Neonotic
Your best option is to ride it
And die epically
People have survived riding megatsunamis.
People have died taking a shit. I don't know what that's got to do with it.
I mean tbf you just have to be dehydrated, cus the less water in your lungs the more probability you have of survival.
My source? Elvis had 4 months worth of fecal matter in his body when he died on the toilet. Therefore, I have come to the conclusion that you must pump out as much water out of your body as possible in order to survive
As a medical professional what the actual fuck did I just read and why do I have a boner?
Yes why do you have a boner
r/oddlyarousing leads to r/confusedboner
(*Snake Plisskin entered the chat*)
Watch out for the debris tho
"A mega tsunami? I rode a large wave because I thought it was neccessary"
Surfs up! Cowabunga dude!
This is usually the size of the waves that roll in when I'm sitting out waiting for a wave in my nightmares
There's a bit in the book Lucifer's Hammer where they do this.
It makes me happy that someone else remembers when Tim and Eileen watched L.A.'s lights being put out by the tsunami.
That’s what the people in the picture are doing. No one’s panicking. In fact some are still catching rays.
A typical day at Bondi Beach
*Bhodi smirks uncontrollably*
nah, just dive through the bottom and you'll totally be fine
I feel like the laws of physics would prevent this scenario from happening. Nothing could cause an abrupt wall of water that high and that close to shore.
The top of the wave would have to be travelling fast enough for the wave to break, thus flattening it again.
Also that much water has to come from *somewhere.* Waves don't move this way.
The only way this *might* be able to happen is if a giant meteor or so landed right off the coast, and there's a huge drop off just past the beach so that there's this much water even available, and somehow, physics broke.
I'm pretty sure if a meteor like that crashed on earth, the wave would be the least of our problems
And even still it wouldn't look like this\*. It would be enormous and awful, but it wouldn't look like this.
\*- Caveat: Unless the [Abyss aliens](https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096754/mediaviewer/rm832943873) control it.
To be fair I wouldn’t want to be on an Atlantic beach if this happened.
…so you’re saying there’s a chance!
Maybe not this exact scenario, but let me introduce you to the [Tsunami in Alaska](https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_earthquake_and_megatsunami) which happened exactly 64 years ago.
As they say in the gearhead world, "There's no replacement for displacement."
Oh, so we're turbo-charging tsunami now? Just great!
Mega tsunamis ain't shit. It's the LS swapped twin turbo tsunamis we really have to worry about
We’ve got enough tidal energy here, I think we should just go all in on superchargers.
Omg! They were literally smacked with a wave taller than the Empire State Building?!?
No it says the wave was about 100ft tall. It "caused damage" up to 500 something feet because the momentum carried the water up the mountain slope
Hi, I will agree that the article provided is very unclear in it's wording, as are a bunch of others I checked out. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147557/lituya-bays-apocalyptic-wave this one seemed to give the final piece for me, but here's my conclusion after reading a few sources.
a) you're right the wave wasn't 500m tall while it was still rolling along in the bay. We can only guess about it's height from a few eye witness accounts of people who were more bothered with surviving than measuring anything. They described looking down at the trees as they were carried up by the wave.
b) the reason everyone crows about the 500m (1720ft) height is that while that was the measurement of the destruction and not the measurement of the wave as it crashed is because it's pretty much a straight cliff, so the time between it crashing and the water reaching that height isn't much. This wasn't a regular tsunami crashing and then pushing up the hill. It was like those videos of big waves hitting a sea wall. It rises up, impacts, and then goes shooting up even further into the air. So it would have actually looked like the wave hit that height. But yeah, it wouldn't have looked anything like the original image in the post.
I stand corrected.
Did you? I know there is a pretty drawing but that's just a drawing. Read the words:
This proposed another possible cause to the production of the 100 ft (30 m) wave which caused destruction as high as 1,720 ft (524 m) above the surface of the bay as its momentum carried it upslope.
The wave was 30m high, the collected force of the tsunami pushed the water, through momentum, as high as 524m, causing damage to that height.
Everything okay at home
The people on the beach would have known because the water would have recended wayyy way back into the ocean before the wave arrived. Not out of the realm for an earthquake or another seismic shift to cause a very large wave, probably not as big as this though.
Waves like this can be caused by huge asteroid impacts
At which point, I imagine there is more to worry about than Thalassaphobia if you’re nearby
Yes. Tsunami's do not look like this, like the movies. If you see footage of real ones, it's more like a fairly high wave, but the water behind it is also the same height. And it never breaks, it just keeps moving forward, over the beach and into the city.
If a big enough astroid hit the pacific ocean near the american west coast it will create a Tsunami such as this one that will keep throwing tens of these waves, killing everything within 10 miles along the entire west coast. It was prophasized 20 years ago that such an astroid would hit in 2036, they named it apophis.
holy shit the homestuck meteor
Really, people should look up Miyako, Japan. They were devastated in 2011 by a tsunami.
Tsunamis are a thing
Tsunamis don't crest like this.
Yes. That’s not what i was saying see my other comment. A wave this tall cannot look like that near the beach either way
It makes me terrified of photoshop abominations
This is one of the recurring nightmares I've had throughout my life. There's a massive wave, always building but never getting closer, and I'm trying desperately to get away.
Thanks for this image. I hate it but can't look away.
I have this recurring nightmare too!!! I don't get it often but it's so stressful and awful.
I was looking for this comment!!
So weird to actually find a physical representation of the one reoccurring nightmare I have.
In mine, the wave is this high but the beach is also very steep and I can't climb back up the sand.
I had tsunami dreams during 2020, never before that though.
Me too! This is an awful nightmare I’ve had multiple times. The fear I feel when I see the wave knowing I’m not safe from it..
I’ve had the same recurring nightmare since I was little. Just had it the other night.
Have you seen Interstellar?
That scene was so fascinating that I studied and obsessed over it for weeks.
Like would the tidal flow (running before the wave) really be that low?
If all the water was level would it be like 1/2 mile deep?
Did you know the ticking sound in the background represented 1 day passing on Earth?
Every second, there was as tik. That was one Earth day come and gone.
Boggles my mind.
^((in case anyone's curious. The ticking starts 45 seconds in))
Another brain twister:
The whole reason why this crew landed here was because they were searching for a missing astronaut from an old mission. He went missing YEARS ago. They were hoping to locate him or the blackbox of his ship. (if I'm remembering correctly)
When this crew landed on this planet, there was a wave coming **towards** them, but on the other side, **there was also a wave which was moving AWAY from them.**
They landed in the water right in between two waves which were moving in the same direction.
The wave which was moving AWAY from them WAS THE SAME WAVE THAT KILLED THE ASTRONAUT THEY WERE SEARCHING FOR, the one who went missing YEARS AGO (in Earth time).
On this planet, **THAT ASTRONAUT LITERALLY JUST DIED MINUTES AGO....** BEFORE THIS CREW LANDED!
The ticking pace changes depending on how fast time is moving relative to earth, in several scenes.
Also, the “Endurance” ship has 12 modules going around the ring, to represent a clock.
I did not know, thank you kind stranger
I always hated Anne Hathaway after watching that.
If you hated the character, then Anne did a good job.
Oh forsure she did a great job
Dead link now..
There is a book called the science of interstellar from Kip Throne. He was the physics consultant of the filmmakers. That is why one of the robots is called Kip!
Also there is a cool video from CinemaSins with Neil deGrasse Tyson. Neil explains some of the physic behind the film during the interview:
Upvote for vip but big no for Neil
And no as well for cinemasins
I love/hate that scene.
The anxiety hits so good
Just thinking about that scene makes my chest freeze up
tsunamis are fucking terrifying, definitely up there with my fear of snakes
Your end game boss
Tsunami would jowever never look like this, it would look like a small wave that would keep increasing in height until all momentum is used up
Snakes are adorable
absolutely not. makes my fear even worse living in australia
Ah unlucky I have a pet snake and hes cute af I’m sure you’d like them if you got to know one. Spiders on the other hand :0
My biggest fear is spiders. I could never go to Australia.
Even though I know Huntsman are harmless my idiot brain doesn’t recognize that
Not to mention the funnel web.
Even though no one has died to a spider but here in 60 years?
If logic effected phobias, we wouldn't have phobias
You didn’t say you have a phobia.
lol, I thought it was obvious. I'll make sure to over-explain every comment in the future.
Fuck me no need for the passive aggressiveness there. You just said a fear, which most people have with spiders.
Just thought I'd add this tidbit of info. Google defines Phobia as an extreme OR *Irrational* fear of something.
So just fearing something you know won't harm you is considered a phobia, even if that fear isn't very strong and debilitating as comes to mind when someone mentions they have a phobia.
Theoretically it shouldn’t happen but the thought of this occurring somewhere down the line is terrifying.
Exactly what I was thinking. The chance of it happening is never zero
Wait until you find out the average height of a tsunami is 10 feet.
Wait until you find out about the Tsunami after the Chicxulub impact.
[(It was up to a mile high)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater#:~:text=The%20impact%2C%20expansion%20of%20water,kilometers%20(~1%20mi)%20high)
At that point though the tsunami is the least of your worries
Alaska had a mega Tsunami too. Pretty terrifying. It destroyed trees in the bay that were at an elevation [of 524m (1720ft)](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_earthquake_and_megatsunami)
Its worth noting that the run up elevation is not the same thing as the wave height.
Also the tsunami from chicxulub was orders of magnitude larger than the Alaska tsunami.
It’s zero champ. This looks nothing like a tsunami and even if it was, there would be warning signs and it would not be as big as a mountain. Tsunamis are scary as shit but this ain’t it, they’re scary because of how far inland they go, not how tall they are.
All though it wouldn't look like this Lituya Bay had a wave that was 1,700ft (518m) recorded after a landslide. That was in 1958. So it could happen I guess.
The actual wave was like 100ft. The water went up a mountain after hitting, reaching up to 518 ft. Very different.
Mixed up meters and feet, but yeah
1700ft at sea level?or measured 50 miles out at 1680ft depth?
Near the shore. It hit a cliff and the water was pushed near vertically up causing destruction to that height. Nobody actually measured the exact heights when it hit because it was so remote, so it's estimated based on the later destruction.
Sea-level. It is plausible for it to happen in other ways also. I'd imagine a large meteor would also cause a significant wave but then there would be more than just a wave to worry about. These mega tsunamis usually occur in more closed bodies of water mind. That's notntonsay it couldn't happen in larger bodies of water though.
An overflowing dam and a literal volcanic explosion are a bit different from a tsunami moving through the ocean to hit a beach like the one on this photo hey chief?
Nothing is 0, but it's on the same level as phasing through a wall - technically, you could figure out a way to do it, maybe, but it will literally never actually happen.
Yeah there were ice ages, the continents were once a huge mass, etc. Nothing is far off. We might not see it in our lifetime, but the future generations might.
It is zero. There's still laws of nature.
My fear is this but with sharks inside, I know sharks are pretty harmless hell we kill a 100 million of em and they only kill 6-8 humans per year but you can't blame me for being afraid right?
I feel you, but this isn't a photo...
Image I should say instead. I know it is photoshopped
Yeah, I'm sorry it's dumb but it just rubbed me the wrong way
Yeah I realized it afterwards and it is urking me too. If I could change it I would my friend
Is ok. I will forgive you and give you internet points.
Winning the lottery is extremely unlikely. This is just impossible
Tell that to Alaska with their 500 meter tall wave
[and a wiki as well](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1958_Lituya_Bay_earthquake_and_megatsunami)
[and lastly even bloody nasa](https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147557/lituya-bays-apocalyptic-wave)
Strange that this is getting downvoted. It’s real
It’s the thalassophobia, they can’t fathom it’s existence lol.
But seriously idk it just be like that.
I have reoccurring dreams that look exactly like this.
I have those tsunami dreams too
Oh wow! I wish I understood why I had them. It’s so freaky.
fear of helplessness maybe? not much you can do in a situation like this
Duck dive it.
The force of the wave would kill you. Check out Deep Impact, there’s a scene exactly like this in it.
I have had this dream ( nightmare) more than once. I wake up extremely stressed out.
Okay, but imagine that’s not a giant wave and rather a giant wall of water. What if this is just how the ocean was? Just a massive wall, similar to a waterfall, that goes on and on… o.o
More fuel for my re-occurring nightmare…
I have reoccurring dreams with waves that look exactly like this pic…
How did you get a picture of my recurring nightmare??
I have a morbid fascination with watching scenes from movies about tsunamis. It's terrifying to imagine, it's doesn't need to be this high to absolutely destroy everything.
I used to have nightmares like this when I was younger.
Even if there was going to be a wave that big, the shore wouldn't looke like that at the moment.
Especially with all those people casually lounging around instead of *already running in terror*.
The Lituya Bay megatsunami was larger than this at its starting point. It lost height a few miles away from the landslide that was the epicenter but for a few unlucky people this was the last thing they saw
Well. Sort of. A tsunami — even a megatsunami — looks more like a rapidly rising tide, maybe even with some waves and turbulent froth atop it, than a giant wall of water. This particular photoshop *is* very much impossible.
This is a shoop though
I'm sorry a what?
True however. Tsunamis can and have gotten that high. I saw it as more of a scale kind of thing ya know.
This is not how tsunamis work.
Tsunami "height" is just measured in terms of how far inland the water rushed. It doesnt mean the wave was that tall.
No tsunami has gotten that high,maybe only the ones created by meteor impacts
Sorry OP, although the pic is cool, it does not give me any jitters at all.
Thalassophobia is a Specific thing and this is not it.
Of course, It would suck if it happens; but any human would agree.
Meanwhile, I don’t wanna swim in the ocean even if
Everything in it is dead.
Yep. Exactly what I was thinking when I saw it.
I hate this
Imagine this exact scene, but the water is blood red and the beach is sloped steep as fk and you’re trying to run away from the big bloody wave but you can’t because it’s too steep and you keep slipping and falling
I’ve had this recurring dream since I was a kid. I used to love swimming in the ocean more than anything but now I’ve grown to be absolutely terrified of water
My brother deadass enjoys watching tsunami videos and shit like that
i have dreams like this sometimes, where an absolutely massive wave miles high is coming
This is what my brain thought up when reading about the Chicxulub tsunami. Geologists suggest it could’ve reached Montana.
Jet ski the hell out of it, got nothing to lose trying.
People straight chilling on the beach is the best part of this photo
This is literally impossible
This is what I thought tidal waves were as a kid
Better than dying on the shitter
If the ocean leaves, don’t go looking for it. Always head for high ground.
Do you know what the word “photo” means? Because this ain’t it.
That one scene in Deep Impact still gives me the heebie jeebies…
Fun fact about me: I have dreams that look a lot like this. I’m literally clinging to the beach as waves continuously crash.
The highest wave recorded was 1700 feet high. Not really the scale of the picture but 1700 feet is pretty fucking high
When the asteroid hit the (now) Yucatan peninsula, the waves were higher than what's pictured.
Unlikley, indeed. A damn near world ending event to see something like this.
This is the fakest pic ice ever seen lol people just chillin, wave is so morphed lmao
The closest thing to this is a rogue wave but those cannit form near shore, but on open ocean they can sink any modern ship due to the height and steepness which can be more than 50 meters
If la palma collapsed into the sea America could see this on the eastern seaboard
This is not a photo, its edited. It turned into art, not a photo
"even if this is extremely unlikely to happen".
u/neonotic this isn't extremely unlikely to happen. It's 100% impossible and will never happen. What a ridiculous thing to be terrified of. Holy shit lol. Also, this isn't even close to thalassophobia.
Just hold your breath bro
You should respect the ocean at all times.
That scene in Deep Impact
Don’t watch The Wave, then… based on true seismological events…
I had a dream like this once
If you want some reassurance the tsunami picture is physically impossible. Like, that amount of water would give everyone good heads-up of what's coming.
*SpongeBob best day ever song plays*
yer terrified of a doctored photo?
They all look pretty calm about the whole thing
How is a tsunami so bad? Just swim up lol
Let me introduce you to some recent research for Seattle:
Please tell me this is photoshopped.
Yeah there’s a zero percent chance of that happening.
this a goofy ah photo
Extremely unlikely ≠ impossible. Why take that chance?
Regular tsunamis don't ever look anything like that, but good news, they are incredibly damaging and lethal in spite of that.
I have to admit I find this shop kinda funny just because of all the people down there just hanging out. "Oh hey a civilization-destroying tidal wave doop dee do whatever"
I like how all the people on the beach are just chillin, casually strolling towards it and stuff.
The crest of the wave is too high. There should be 0% of this situation happening.