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The next big Tsunami will hit California...

Discussion in 'Optometry' started by eye_candie, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. eye_candie

    eye_candie eye_candie
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    hi guys,

    i saw this show on the discovery channel last weekend. It talked about Tsunamis and they said major tsunami occurs every 300-500 yrs and the last we had on the westcoast was 300 years ago so we're do for the next big one anytime now and it might even swallow the coastal california! i've been doing some more research online these are some website i found. http://www.ees.lanl.gov/archive_index/2005/tsunami.shtml,
    http://www.coastnews.com/disaster/tsunami.htm, http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/07.20.00/tsunami1-0029.html
    i'm from florida and we have lots of hurricane, but atleast we get a 3-4 days headsup so we can evacuate (but i've never had to). but earthquakes and tsunamis, there's not much warning at all. there are 2 kinds of tsunami. one that happens at a distance from the shoreline (the waves could hit land in hours) and the other one where it can happen near the shoreline (the waves could hit within minutes!). if anybody has any more information please share with me what you know. i just applied to SCCO, i'm considering their school and now i'm scared of moving there.
     
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  3. prettygreeneyes

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    Natural disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. You are more likely to committ suicide or fall to your death than die in a tsunami or any other natural disaster. (I found this statistic at http://www.livescience.com/forcesofnature/050106_odds_of_dying.html) The chances that you will get in a car accident or plane crash, or die of heart disease or cancer also outweigh the risk of dying in natural disasters. I would focus on the positives that a school could offer you, as opposed to the negatives of living in one particular area. We are all going to die someday...regardless of geography!
     
  4. odstudent

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    uhhh..........
     
  5. Ben Chudner

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    Anytime now, which really means anytime within the next 200 years according to the Discovery Channel. I have no idea about the stats, but you cannot live you life in fear of the next natural disaster.
     
  6. ucbsowarrior

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    the government should have warning systems in place, but i'm not sure how effective they are as they've never been tested or deployed in the west coast. i wouldn't be too concerned with tsunami's......b/c i saw this other documentary on the discovery channel...where this one dude rode the tsunami to safety....sounds pretty nutty to me....but the moral of the story is...sometime you just gotta ride the wave :p ......no pun intended if you are japanese :D
     
  7. sco1styear

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    Didn't we have a similar thread not too long ago after the hurricanes?
    If we're worried about natural disasters don't forget memphis is due for a major earthquake that will supposedly flatten EVERYTHING.
    Virtually every place you could live has its risks...but that's just part of life. Nothing to fret over too much.
    Oh, I also read that 50% of statistics are wrong...but then again, that is a statistic in itself :)
     
  8. drmhyde

    drmhyde Michael Hyde, O.D.
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    I'd be more scared of Pharm or maybe Neuro but Tsunami's geezzz...

    "come on Dave give me a break...hey hey hey..one break..comming UP!"

    sorry, I just finished listening to Van Halen, my bad.
    Actually the mud slides, earthquakes and rabid celebs will probably kill you first so, you know..good luck with all that.
     
  9. luvthemhogs

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    drmhyde, I know I'd "hit the ground runnin'."
     

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