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How big was the biggest tsunami ever?

How big was the biggest tsunami ever

Whаt саuѕеѕ a tsunami? Do аll undеrwаtеr еаrthԛuаkеѕ cause tѕunаmiѕ? And whаt wаѕ the biggеѕt tsunami еvеr? Anуthing thаt diѕruрtѕ the ѕеа flооr in ѕоmе wау hаѕ the роtеntiаl to generate a tsunami, ѕауѕ James Gоff, Prоfеѕѕоr оf Tѕunаmi Science at thе Univеrѕitу оf Nеw Sоuth Wаlеѕ. Read More »

Mosquito-Borne Chikungunya Found In 3 Florida Women; Are We On The Verge Of An Outbreak?

It’s that time of the year again. As temperatures warm up, many of us are going on a little vacation, but we might be bringing back more than just a few souvenirs. In December, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that the virus known as Chikungunya had spread to some Caribbean islands. Now, the first cases of the painful virus have traveled up to Florida. Read More »

What Would Happen If A Giant Tsunami Hit Florida?

Can you imagine the devastation that would be caused if a massive wall of water several hundred feet high slammed into Florida at more than 100 miles an hour? To many people such a scenario is impossible, but that is what people living along the Indian Ocean thought before the 2004 tsunami and that is what people living in Japan thought before the 2011 tsunami. Throughout history, giant tsunamis have been relatively rare events, but they do happen. Scientists tell us that a mega-tsunami can race across the open ocean at up to 500 miles an hour, and when they reach shore they can produce waves that are hundreds of feet high. And even though authorities claim that the threat to Florida is “remote”, it might surprise you to learn that there are “Tsunami Hazard Zone” signs on Florida beaches. If a highly unusual event (such as a giant meteor hitting the Atlantic Ocean) caused a giant tsunami that hit Florida, the devastation would be absolutely unimaginable. Read More »

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