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QWhat would happen to a person if a tsunami passed while swimming in open ocean?

After the tsunami in Japan , I am curious as to what would happen , because I read about the movement of waves . 500 mph through the open ocean . Wondering how it would affect a human being swim on the surface as the wave passes . anyone know

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#1irvAnswered at 2013-04-01 22:16:20
#2KhrissyAnswered at 2013-05-01 12:29:10
A Tsunami if you are out to see not a wave , it's just the water level higher and higher , so if you were swimming in it or ship you just come up with the water.
#3kiziAnswered at 2013-11-13 18:19:41
In deep water the wavelength of tsunamis are absolutely massive and the water may rise a meter of the course of 20 minutes. You wouldn't notice it while swimming, or on a ship unless you had specialized equipment.

As you reach shallow water the wave compresses due to wave shoaling and reach large heights.
#4Gummies17 Answered at 2013-11-14 00:08:51
I would think so.... they would definitely feel it but I don't know if it would be strong enough to carry them.
#5porsheAnswered at 2013-11-14 11:29:03
nothing
in fact the person probably wouldn't even notice it

tsunamis are only dangerous near the coast. The wave gets shorter and higher, and then rushes inland
#6college studentAnswered at 2013-12-24 21:48:57
Nothing. It's only dangerous if you're near the coast, because of the waves.
#7ashley --- HELP PLEASEE!!!Answered at 2013-12-29 22:20:01
The passage of the tsunami wouldn't even be noticed, unless the sea was absolutely calm and flat. If the ocean depth is at least 600 feet, the tsunami would only be inches high.
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