Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsEarth Sciences & Geology · 4 weeks ago

Is it possible to outrun a tsunami? ?

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Yes, it is possible. Assuming you can run a mile in 3 minutes.  The world record is 3:43.13, but maybe you can do better.

  • 3 weeks ago

    A lot of people have died trying.

  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    Not if you do not have a head start and there is no hill to run up to. The water can only be stopped by a hill because water does not flow uphill. There is a popular saying among plumbers, and that is sewage does not flow uphill

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    Depends on the terrain and how far a head start you have.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    yes and no  yes if you are really far from it but you need to keep running and no if you just watch then start running

  • CRR
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    With enough warning you can reach high ground or safe places before the tsunami arrives. That's why they have warning systems in tsunami prone areas. 

  • John P
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No is the only possible answer. They travel at several hundred miles an hour in the open ocean, but are slowed down somewhat is they approach land.

  • 4 weeks ago

    No, not without a huge head start.

  • MARK
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No, you cannot outrun a tsunami. They travel far too fast.

  • Sky
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    I went to look up how fast a tsunami travels once it makes landfall, and it turns out your question has already been looked into.  Short answer:  no.

    http://www.livescience.com/37497-no-outrunning-tsu...

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