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  • Location: Irlam
  • Location: Irlam

A group of researchers believe that a large meteorite or comet crashed into the Earth as recent as 4800 years ago producing a tsunami more than 180m high and a crater 29kms in diameter in the Indian Ocean 1600km to the SE of Madagascar

http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/big-splas...3266554476.html

180m high?

The Washington monument is 169m high

So imagine that wall of water heading towards you

WashMonument2005_WIKI.jpg

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  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland
  • Location: Nr Appleby in Westmorland

Hasn't this happened more recently? I saw a documentary about it and this meteorite crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and wiped the eastern seaboard of the US off the map and this lad and his girlfriend only survived because they got on a motorbike and scrambled up a hill.

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
180m high?

The Washington monument is 169m high

So imagine that wall of water heading towards you

WashMonument2005_WIKI.jpg

Just a quick photoshop job, gives an idea of what a 180m high wave would look like.

post-3392-1163603605.jpg

Hope you like it :cold:

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

i think i live in the right place not to survive ;)

Tunguska in 1908 was an exploding something (comet or solid rock) that if it made the ground instead would have left a big hole.

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  • Location: Stewartstown (51m asl) , N.Ireland. (In Dazzling Dazza Land)
  • Location: Stewartstown (51m asl) , N.Ireland. (In Dazzling Dazza Land)

Crrrrrrikey ;)

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
Think less of a series of waves in that photo, and imagine it was more of a solid wall of water about to break over the monument.

I couldn't find a good frontal picture of a huge wave, that was the best I could find.

Just thinking a 180m wave would be fine by me, i'm at 190m :o

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  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
  • Weather Preferences: Anything Extreme!
  • Location: Stanley, County Durham.
LOL! I've just realised that if you look closely at that image, there's a tiny little boat at the bottom of the wave :lol:

:blink: Can't see it :blink:

I can just see a seagull :doh:

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