The Fall of Númenor/Tsunami education

 And last of all the mounting wave, green and cold and plumed with foam, climbing over the land, took to its bosom Tar-Míriel, the Queen, fairer than silver or ivory of pearls.  Too late she strove to ascend  the steep ways of the Meneltarma to the holy place; for the waters overtook her and her cry was lost in the roaring of the wind.

The Silmarillion, “Akallabêth,” pp 286-287, Kindle edition

If you live where a tsunami might happen, would you also wait around too long before heading to high ground?
 

Tsunamis like their ocean shaken, not stirred.  (Image source)

Tsunamis like their ocean shaken, not stirred. (USGS)


 



Categories: Earthquakes, Science, Tolkien Tuesday

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