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Is a Tsunami in the Gulf of Mexico Possible?


Not sure what factors of the GOM could make it different from the ocean where a tsunami coming through the gulf is not likely. Can't imagine S. Louisiana fairing well with an unexpected tsunami coming with maybe a 30 minute warning.






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earthquake in gulf





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Anything is possible...and you are right...it wouldn't be a good thing.





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earthquake in gulf






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it wouldn't be a good thing.

You think wetlands loss is bad now, a tsunami could eliminate anything between the gulf and New Orleans.






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Chad504boy
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If there are substantial fault lines in the gulf, i mean have we not had any earthquake there to create some sort of decent tsunami already?





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Tsunami in the Gulf of Mexico


When i was a kid, these things were called tidal waves...






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fisherbm1112
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Don't know how likely the earthquake would be judging of where the tectonic plates are located. But if it did happen then I don't think Louisiana would fair well with a Tsunami.





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earthquake in gulf
It wouldn't have to be an earthquake. A landslide can cause a tsunami, but I would imagine the landloss on the opposing side of the Gulf would have to be pretty damn tremendous.






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Not sure what factors of the GOM could make it different from the ocean where a tsunami coming through the gulf is not likely. Can't imagine S. Louisiana fairing well with an unexpected tsunami coming with maybe a 30 minute warning.


Dubya buried a nuke in the Gulf during Katrina (the reason he created Katrina) and he is just waiting to set it off...






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like the restaurant?





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chief420
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The North American Plate for the most part is fairly stable, and the rim of it closest to the GoM is gapped with a smaller area of plates/shelfs, so not a lot of seismic activity in that region, anythings possible of course





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fisherbm1112
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A landslide can cause a tsunami


Where would there be a large enough landslide on the coast of the GOM to generate a Tsunami?






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a tsunami would wash up in Bunkie





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A landslide can cause a tsunami, but I would imagine the landloss on the opposing side of the Gulf would have to be pretty damn tremendous.


a volcano could do it too... sometimes volcanos can blast TONS of earth into the air... and of course cause an earthquake big enough to render a tsunami.

as i understand it, the chances are very minimal for anything like what happened in japan to occur in the gulf of mexico.






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Where would there be a large enough landslide on the coast of the GOM to generate a Tsunami?


don't think there would be any potential of a landslide.






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The Sad Banana
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Well, that's the thing. No idea. Say maybe some of Peurto Rico gets lopped off for some strange reason. I've seen it on the Science Channel, but the scale of the water body and land mass were on the lake and hill size instead of Gulf and island size.

Does that make sense?






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It's not going to happen from an earthquake. You need a subduction zone where one plate is sliding beneath another. That gives you the vertical displacement needed to cause a tsunami.

There could always be something extraordinary like a meteor, which could cause a tsunami many times larger than the one in Japan.

I would sleep easy if I were you.






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Chad504boy
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maybe Cuba is the next japan...





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When i was a kid, these things were called tidal waves


Not any tidal waves in the Ouachita at Sterlington.






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