- Marthunis, 17, Alue Naga village, Banda Aceh
While the thought of dark sky high wall of death with a sublime froth crowning the apex coming at us is bloodcurdling, Dr. Denys said something else too. He said, tsunami is more of a one dimensional feature and maximum energy of tsunamis are concentrated at the circular curvature of the propagating waves. Therefore, when tsunami comes, the best thing to do according to science is not to run for your lives or hide but to face it. Try to make your boat climb and pass over the wave before it collapses. As long as you stay at rest relative to the wave along it’s direction of propagation, the work the wave does on you will be very, very small.
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