Is it possible to outrun a tsunami? ?
- MorningfoxLv 72 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.
- οικοςLv 72 weeks ago
A lot of people have died trying.
- Anonymous2 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
- TomLv 73 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
- ?Lv 73 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 PLv 73 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.
- busterwasmycatLv 73 weeks ago
No, not without a huge head start.
- MARKLv 73 weeks ago
No, you cannot outrun a tsunami. They travel far too fast.
- SkyLv 73 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.