Thursday, May 28, 2009

Something Else to Worry About - Gulf Coast Tsunami?

I just saw on the news that there was a 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Honduras a short while ago and there are tsunami concerns.

My first thought was, "Oh, my."

My second thought was, "Wait. A tsunami in the Caribbean or Gulf of Mexico could affect...me."

When I think about tsunamis, I think about Thailand, Japan, Godzilla...you know...not here. Can seawalls and levees hold back a tsunami? How far inland would a tsunami go? I suppose that depends on where and how strong the quake is, but I want details. I want charts and graphics. I want warning.

The only good thing about hurricanes is that we coastal residents usually have plenty of warning before landfall. Earthquake? That's a California thing. Tsunami? Not here.

Crap.

5 comments:

Dave King said...

I saw this on Yahoo News. The BBC NEWS at 1 O'clock didn't mention it. Does that mean the danger's past, I wonder, or they are too obsessed with other things?

Jill said...

I saw that too. But apparently nobody really cares. After Ike, I'd rather not think about something like that.

Rebecca Hickman said...

I hate storm season.

Tim said...

Egad, I'm with you. Why do I need something ELSE to worry about? Hurricane season starts NEXT WEEK and I have no plywood. It sucks to live near the coast except when it doesn't, which is most of the time.

Peace,

Tim

Carlos said...

I thought of my best friend, who lives on the Islad of Roatan, 39 miles from the epicenter. I havent' heard from her yet and I'm worried.