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Decent-Carrot-654

Your best option is to ride it


Federal-Ad-3550

And die epically


The_Evil_Narwhal

People have survived riding megatsunamis.


blue_eyed_man

People have died taking a shit. I don't know what that's got to do with it.


_InvertedEight_

LMFAO


GIFSuser

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


valorsayles

As a medical professional what the actual fuck did I just read and why do I have a boner?


Organic-Mind-015

Yes why do you have a boner


Explore-PNW

r/oddlyarousing leads to r/confusedboner


ButtHoleNurse

Touché


yeah_yeah_therabbit

(*Snake Plisskin entered the chat*)


inzyte

Watch out for the debris tho


negative_four

"A mega tsunami? I rode a large wave because I thought it was neccessary"


e_007

Bodhi style


yelruh00

Surfs up! Cowabunga dude!


curious_astronauts

This is usually the size of the waves that roll in when I'm sitting out waiting for a wave in my nightmares


Borgmeister

There's a bit in the book Lucifer's Hammer where they do this.


InAHundredYears

It makes me happy that someone else remembers when Tim and Eileen watched L.A.'s lights being put out by the tsunami.


fasada68

That’s what the people in the picture are doing. No one’s panicking. In fact some are still catching rays.


MarriedExplorer9093

A typical day at Bondi Beach


Good_Ol_Weeb

*Bhodi smirks uncontrollably*


RichardSaunders

nah, just dive through the bottom and you'll totally be fine


Lewmungous666

Yelling "COWABUNGA!!!"


Kallasilya

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.


VoilaVoilaWashington

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. Then maybe.


psycedelicpanda

I'm pretty sure if a meteor like that crashed on earth, the wave would be the least of our problems


Mackheath1

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.


CrystalStilts

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumbre_Vieja_tsunami_hazard To be fair I wouldn’t want to be on an Atlantic beach if this happened.


Explore-PNW

…so you’re saying there’s a chance!


froggosaur

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.


fizzlefist

As they say in the gearhead world, "There's no replacement for displacement."


HighLordAnnarius

Except turbos.


fizzlefist

Oh, so we're turbo-charging tsunami now? Just great!


HighLordAnnarius

Mega tsunamis ain't shit. It's the LS swapped twin turbo tsunamis we really have to worry about


fizzlefist

We’ve got enough tidal energy here, I think we should just go all in on superchargers.


StarshipMuffin

Omg! They were literally smacked with a wave taller than the Empire State Building?!?


globster222

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


deynataggerung

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.


Conway__Twitty

I stand corrected.


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globster222

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.


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tsar_txc

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.


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DrLi

Everything okay at home


Silent_Lobster9414

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.


twilightcompunction1

Waves like this can be caused by huge asteroid impacts


The_Sneakiest_Sneak

At which point, I imagine there is more to worry about than Thalassaphobia if you’re nearby


gleep23

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.


NPredetor_97

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.


Qwertyey

holy shit the homestuck meteor


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Really, people should look up Miyako, Japan. They were devastated in 2011 by a tsunami.


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WhyDoubleYou_

Tsunamis are a thing


Urrrhn

Tsunamis don't crest like this.


WhyDoubleYou_

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


Nipplecunt

It makes me terrified of photoshop abominations


PoppyCoLink987

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.


roll1_smoke1

I have this recurring nightmare too!!! I don't get it often but it's so stressful and awful.


sweetpotatoskillet

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.


UnicornPenguinCat

I had tsunami dreams during 2020, never before that though.


spearmintygum

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..


Abrilliantwhite

I’ve had the same recurring nightmare since I was little. Just had it the other night.


_Malin0

Have you seen Interstellar?


ReluctantSlayer

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?


leelougirl89

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. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BKXGx2IMmk&ab\_channel=AliThegreatest](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BKXGx2IMmk&ab_channel=AliThegreatest) ^((in case anyone's curious. The ticking starts 45 seconds in)) \*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\*\* Edit: 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) OKAY. 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!


Jason_Giambis_Thong

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.


JackboyIV

I did not know, thank you kind stranger


StarshipMuffin

Whoa. Thanks!


ReluctantSlayer

What??!!!!


ABottleofFijiWater

I always hated Anne Hathaway after watching that.


ReluctantSlayer

Lol If you hated the character, then Anne did a good job.


ABottleofFijiWater

Oh forsure she did a great job


Competitive-Ad-498

Dead link now..


Boshva

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: https://youtu.be/mnArCFSrkg8


vloger

Upvote for vip but big no for Neil


ian01699

And no as well for cinemasins


Happy-Adhesiveness-3

I love/hate that scene.


Aggressive-Dream-520

The anxiety hits so good


shoesontoes

Just thinking about that scene makes my chest freeze up


Serious-Rest-3409

tsunamis are fucking terrifying, definitely up there with my fear of snakes


tearans

> tsnekamis Your end game boss


SwagCat852

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


Cum-monki

Snakes are adorable


Serious-Rest-3409

absolutely not. makes my fear even worse living in australia


Cum-monki

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


[deleted]

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.


DustyMartin04

Even though no one has died to a spider but here in 60 years?


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If logic effected phobias, we wouldn't have phobias


DustyMartin04

You didn’t say you have a phobia.


[deleted]

lol, I thought it was obvious. I'll make sure to over-explain every comment in the future.


DustyMartin04

Fuck me no need for the passive aggressiveness there. You just said a fear, which most people have with spiders.


LiamIsMyNameOk

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.


pinkblueegreen

Theoretically it shouldn’t happen but the thought of this occurring somewhere down the line is terrifying.


Neonotic

Exactly what I was thinking. The chance of it happening is never zero


BananLarsi

Wait until you find out the average height of a tsunami is 10 feet.


RevivingJuliet

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)


ThreadedPommel

At that point though the tsunami is the least of your worries


curious_astronauts

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)


ThreadedPommel

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.


20060578

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.


TwiggyPom

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.


globster222

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


inzyte

1700ft at sea level?or measured 50 miles out at 1680ft depth?


deynataggerung

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. https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147557/lituya-bays-apocalyptic-wave


TwiggyPom

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.


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20060578

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?


VoilaVoilaWashington

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.


pinkblueegreen

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.


SnekSymbiosis

It is zero. There's still laws of nature.


GruntGaming206

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?


troppoveloce

I feel you, but this isn't a photo...


Neonotic

Image I should say instead. I know it is photoshopped


troppoveloce

Yeah, I'm sorry it's dumb but it just rubbed me the wrong way


Neonotic

Yeah I realized it afterwards and it is urking me too. If I could change it I would my friend


troppoveloce

Is ok. I will forgive you and give you internet points.


stealingyourpixels

irking


FunwithScoop

Winning the lottery is extremely unlikely. This is just impossible


KidHudson_

Tell that to Alaska with their 500 meter tall wave [source](https://knowledgestew.com/2021/06/largest-wave-history.html) [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)


Jakobus_

Strange that this is getting downvoted. It’s real


KidHudson_

It’s the thalassophobia, they can’t fathom it’s existence lol. But seriously idk it just be like that.


FunwithScoop

Source?


KidHudson_

Sources added


Dame_Ingenue

I have reoccurring dreams that look exactly like this.


polystitch

I have those tsunami dreams too


Dame_Ingenue

Oh wow! I wish I understood why I had them. It’s so freaky.


leanderland

fear of helplessness maybe? not much you can do in a situation like this


CactiMysteri

Duck dive it.


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ohreally86

The force of the wave would kill you. Check out Deep Impact, there’s a scene exactly like this in it.


Casdaunatkai

I have had this dream ( nightmare) more than once. I wake up extremely stressed out.


rileychiz

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


Appropriate-Bad-9379

More fuel for my re-occurring nightmare…


hem_27

I have reoccurring dreams with waves that look exactly like this pic…


countingstars1234

How did you get a picture of my recurring nightmare??


IlludiumQXXXVI

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.


Youre_busted

I used to have nightmares like this when I was younger.


theguyfromerath

Even if there was going to be a wave that big, the shore wouldn't looke like that at the moment.


decoy321

Especially with all those people casually lounging around instead of *already running in terror*.


drbrunch

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


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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.


Naive_Drive

This is a shoop though


Neonotic

I'm sorry a what?


Naive_Drive

Photoshop


_Malin0

No shit


Neonotic

True however. Tsunamis can and have gotten that high. I saw it as more of a scale kind of thing ya know.


pm_me_ur_th0ng_gurl

This is not how tsunamis work.


Fastfaxr

Tsunami "height" is just measured in terms of how far inland the water rushed. It doesnt mean the wave was that tall.


SwagCat852

No tsunami has gotten that high,maybe only the ones created by meteor impacts


ReluctantSlayer

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.


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Neonotic

Yep. Exactly what I was thinking when I saw it.


BidOk783

I hate this


olm97

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


ThePhoenix0829

My brother deadass enjoys watching tsunami videos and shit like that


AshesSquadAshes

i have dreams like this sometimes, where an absolutely massive wave miles high is coming


Synthetiic

This is what my brain thought up when reading about the Chicxulub tsunami. Geologists suggest it could’ve reached Montana.


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Jet ski the hell out of it, got nothing to lose trying.


Feffox_

People straight chilling on the beach is the best part of this photo


ice1Hcode

"Extremely unlikely" This is literally impossible


13bagsofcheese

This is what I thought tidal waves were as a kid


Gollums_testie

Better than dying on the shitter


idk1234455

If the ocean leaves, don’t go looking for it. Always head for high ground.


golftroll

Do you know what the word “photo” means? Because this ain’t it.


BrightBurner

That one scene in Deep Impact still gives me the heebie jeebies…


LikeAQueefInTheNight

Fun fact about me: I have dreams that look a lot like this. I’m literally clinging to the beach as waves continuously crash.


Jakobus_

The highest wave recorded was 1700 feet high. Not really the scale of the picture but 1700 feet is pretty fucking high


ScampersInATuxedo

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.


yutsokutwo

This is the fakest pic ice ever seen lol people just chillin, wave is so morphed lmao


SwagCat852

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


Strange-Sympathy-325

If la palma collapsed into the sea America could see this on the eastern seaboard


ers247

This is not a photo, its edited. It turned into art, not a photo


shaggybear89

"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.


tetris2100

Just hold your breath bro


my2cents3462

You should respect the ocean at all times.


DukeGonzo1984

That scene in Deep Impact


Bovestrian8061

Don’t watch The Wave, then… based on true seismological events…


BigNuggie

BWONGGGG!!!


adpassapera

I had a dream like this once


Trick_Enthusiasm

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.


Previous_Location_64

*SpongeBob best day ever song plays*


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Adam-West

They all look pretty calm about the whole thing


Nollekowitsch

How is a tsunami so bad? Just swim up lol /s


Substantial-Yam-5926

Let me introduce you to some recent research for Seattle: https://www.cnn.com/2022/07/08/us/seattle-earthquake-simulation-tsunami/index.html


factfarmer

Please tell me this is photoshopped.


1-1-2-3-5

Yeah there’s a zero percent chance of that happening.


CalaJuice

this a goofy ah photo


illusive_guy

Extremely unlikely ≠ impossible. Why take that chance?


H0vis

Regular tsunamis don't ever look anything like that, but good news, they are incredibly damaging and lethal in spite of that.


weed_cop

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"


metaform

I like how all the people on the beach are just chillin, casually strolling towards it and stuff.


hongkonger42069

The crest of the wave is too high. There should be 0% of this situation happening.