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One of the largest was a reported 10-story tidal wave that slammed Lisbon in November, 1755.
They had 10 story buildings back then?

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Do you not think that perhaps it waas put like that to make the size easier to comprehend??

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Do you not think that perhaps it waas put like that to make the size easier to comprehend??
Maybe using the metric or imperial system might have been better than saying 'as high as a really high thing'.

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Maybe using the metric or imperial system might have been better than saying 'as high as a really high thing'.
I see your point, I am just saying I think they used that as a common reference to all.

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Interestingly, tidal waves are not waves, but, rather, the actual level of the sea rising in a very broad area. Tidal waves are commonly caused by the alignment of the sun and the moon, or from weather-related phenomena. Those that are produced by tropical cyclones can be devastating. For instance, a hurricane can produce surface waves of up to 50 feet in open sea, and a storm surge of 20 feet (a tidal wave). The waves ride atop the storm surge, hence, theoretically, can reach 70 feet. What that means is this: the waves are no more than steep ridges and troughs upon the surface of the water, which quickly dissipates upon reaching the shore. But the level of the sea, or storm surge (tidal wave), can make it far inland, and in many cases, depending upon the elevation above sea level, for several miles. So, yeah, a 20 foot tidal wave can wipe out an entire coastline (the record is 28 feet, produced by Hurricane Katrina, August, 2005).

Tsunamis are similar to tidal waves, but the two differ profoundly in their origins.

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Well the 10 story tsunami isn't even the largest. There are many different tsunamis listed as the largest when I searched but there was one that rushed past Ishigaki Island, Japan, in 1971 that was recorded at 84.7 meters (278 feet) high. And 10 stories is roughly 100' right? So it is feasible.

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Well the 10 story tsunami isn't even the largest. There are many different tsunamis listed as the largest when I searched but there was one that rushed past Ishigaki Island, Japan, in 1971 that was recorded at 84.7 meters (278 feet) high. And 10 stories is roughly 100' right? So it is feasible.
Actually, I remember in school we read about a tsunami in Alaska that supposedly, combined with surface waves, reached a height of 1700 feet. I don't know if it's ever been confirmed, but that's what we learned in our geography class.

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I saw that too while I was searching and it looks legit but I figured I would use one that was more comparable to the others size. Can you imagine a wave over 1700' high?!?!?

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I saw that too while I was searching and it looks legit but I figured I would use one that was more comparable to the others size. Can you imagine a wave over 1700' high?!?!?
I dunno about those things. I grew up near the tidal Potomac River. Now Washington, DC, is about 75 miles upriver from where the Chesapeake Bay empties into the Atlantic Ocean. And yet, even on clear days, when it hasn't rain for weeks, we can have flooding near the shore, due to the effects of the combined sun, moon and the wind. Amazing to see that.

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Re: Lost City of Atlantis, Swamped by Tsunami, May Be Found

I guess I never think of those things as I am far, far away from any oceans.

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