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Forget snow in Thailand - but you might need to worry about a tsunami, expert

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Knowing how gullible some Thai people are and there fear of cold, expect facebook and Line cons for new skiing shops !  

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5 hours ago, Darcula said:

Just in case, I've got this snowman for sale if anyone is interested.

 

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Snowmen are supposed to have a pipe, or would that be a 100,000 baht fine?

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54 minutes ago, smedly said:

oh really, you do realise that a tsunami can travel for thousands of miles shifting a huge massive surge of water, you think that if it entered the Gulf of Thailand it would suddenly just stop.............I think not 

The wave travels..... Not the water, it just goes up and down as the wave passes.  It's not until the wave reaches shallow water that the amplitude increases and all hell let's loose. 

The molecules of water at the tsunamis origin don't travel 3000 km across the ocean. 

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2 hours ago, dinsdale said:

I'm fairly sure a this guy would also say heavy rains in January is also very unlikely. Belted down this morning. Even some thunder and lightning....in January. Cold and wet at the end of December. Wet season weather beginning of Dec. Summer in mid Dec. Please, oh please you climate change skeptics tell me and every Thai I've asked who have never experienced this, that it's not climate change.

That's right!

 

Actually no need to go back to December...just this week, on Monday we were sweating in sweltering heat (Sisaket), and the next day, yesterday, a fresh wind started blowing and we woke up this morning in chilling weather.

 

Nowadays, we can experience all 3 "regular" seasons in the span of a single week, and do it again the following week...there are no more "seasons" to speak of, only a constantly changing pattern of weather.

 

One can only imagine what the situation will be in 10 years from now...

 

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Yes wash them.all away and let the earth regrow. Unfortunately it won't make government house

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2 minutes ago, tryasimight said:

The wave travels..... Not the water, it just goes up and down as the wave passes.  It's not until the wave reaches shallow water that the amplitude increases and all hell let's loose. 

The molecules of water at the tsunamis origin don't travel 3000 km across the ocean. 

Also it's good to remember that the wave's energy reduces by squares with the distance. 

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2 hours ago, ponder said:

In 1987, eminent British meteorologist Michael Fish assured the people of Great Britain that rumours that a hurricane was about to hit the country were completely unfounded.

Just a few hours following that fateful broadcast in the early hours of October 16, 1987, the south coast of England was battered by the greatest storm witnessed in nearly three centuries. Gales reaching 115mph caused utter devastation across the southern half of the country, leaving 18 people dead, 15 million trees flattened, and a repair bill totalling £2bn.

 

So...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqs1YXfdtGE

  

The thing is, it was the Met office which failed to notice the storm that was coming [technically it wasn't a hurricane-not that, that made much difference] and Michael Fish was lampooned for presenting the data he was given.

 

He was, in effect, the fall guy for the met office's mistake.

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IF and only IF an earthquake would happen in the 'right' place, Thailand (and surrounding coastal countries) could suffer another tsunami.


Longterm earthquake predictions are not possible yet; at least from a scientific point of view....

Of course there are always doomsday thinkers, who can 'predict' the future and complete idiots who deny science and common sense altogether (like the champion of idiots, trumpy)

Don't worry, folks! Nature WILL take care of it :smile:

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5 hours ago, smedly said:

a tsunami in the gulf of Thailand would be catastrophic 

 

take a long hard look at what happened in Japan not so long ago, the multiple video shooting of the event as it unfolded live was mind blowing 

the Gulf of Thailand is to shallow to support a tsunami.

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9 minutes ago, JulesMad said:

complete idiots who deny science and common sense altogether (like the champion of idiots, trumpy)

Don't worry, folks! Nature WILL take care of it :smile:

OT and just for my general interest. Where do you see America would be now under Hillary.

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24 minutes ago, tryasimight said:

The wave travels..... Not the water, it just goes up and down as the wave passes.  It's not until the wave reaches shallow water that the amplitude increases and all hell let's loose. 

The molecules of water at the tsunamis origin don't travel 3000 km across the ocean. 

you need to read my post again smart ass, nowhere did I say water travels

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I remember some time ago having read about coral debris found on Koh Chang (off Trat in the Eastern part of the Gulf of Thailand).  Coral pieces had been washed as high as 100 feet above the waterline into the mountains along the western coasts of Koh Chang some two or more centuries ago. Apparently, a former tsunami wave had washed this debris into the mountainslopes. It raised the suspicion that a volcanic eruption like the one of Krakatoa in the 19th century, if it happened along the Indonesian Islands including Bali, actually could build up a tsunami as high as the one that came over the west coast in 2004. This one would be devastating to the Eastern Seaboard, along with Rayong and  Sihanoukville, while in the Gulf of Bangkok, the shallowness in the gulf would not allow such a large wave to built up but actually slow it down

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5 hours ago, worgeordie said:

No worries about  tsunamis if you live in the North,

but we have had earthquakes,I did not know they

made a noise,but a few years ago we had quite a

bad one,at first i did not realise what was happening,

it sounded just like a jetliner trying to land on the roof.

 

regards worgeordie

I grew up in California. Yes earthquakes make noise, very loud rumbling noises. 

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3 hours ago, dinsdale said:

I'm fairly sure a this guy would also say heavy rains in January is also very unlikely. Belted down this morning. Even some thunder and lightning....in January. Cold and wet at the end of December. Wet season weather beginning of Dec. Summer in mid Dec. Please, oh please you climate change skeptics tell me and every Thai I've asked who have never experienced this, that it's not climate change.

It's not climate change, it was a bit of rain for a few hours, happens all the time.

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