History Main / GiantWallOfWateryDoom

29th Jun '16 6:50:15 PM Doug86
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* Used in an attempt to MurderTheHypotenuse in ''[[YoungWizards A Wizard Of Mars]]'', but Nita stops it in mid-air and threatens to send it back through a portal at the girl who just tried to kill her. And the city she's in.

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* Used in an attempt to MurderTheHypotenuse in ''[[YoungWizards ''[[Literature/YoungWizards A Wizard Of Mars]]'', but Nita stops it in mid-air and threatens to send it back through a portal at the girl who just tried to kill her. And the city she's in.
19th May '16 3:42:54 PM Hjortron18
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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: The Meltdown''

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* ''WesternAnimation/IceAge: The Meltdown''''WesternAnimation/IceAge2TheMeltdown''
14th May '16 4:35:05 PM nombretomado
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* ''TheLandBeforeTime V'' when the characters reach the island followed by an earth shake.

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* ''TheLandBeforeTime ''WesternAnimation/TheLandBeforeTime V'' when the characters reach the island followed by an earth shake.
8th May '16 6:11:20 PM manepony101
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* ''TheLandBeforeTime V'' when the characters reach the island followed by an earth shake.
10th Apr '16 1:40:40 AM morane
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** The name [[BilingualBonus tsunami]] comes from Japanese and means "harbour wave". It implies according to Law of Bernoulli that the narrower a channel the tsunami is to pass, the higher it will get, and tsunami is on its most destructive on harbours. The first to understand the connection of an earthquake and the following gigantic wave [[OlderThanTheyThink was Thucydides]].



* Tsunamis caused by underwater/into-water landslides are the largest and most powerful type after impact-generated tsunamis. Both are termed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatsunami "Megatsunamis"]], and there have been several in recorded times, the most recent being in 1980 with the eruption of Mount St. Helens and its avalanche into Spirit Lake. Several areas are likely to produce a major landslide and megatsunami in the future, the most alarming being at the Hawaiian Islands, where a large chunk of the Big Island is slowly cracking away from the rest of the island. For another potential example, see above.

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* Tsunamis caused by underwater/into-water landslides are the largest and most powerful type after impact-generated tsunamis. Both are termed [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megatsunami "Megatsunamis"]], in Japanese [[BilingualBonus ''iminami'']], and there have been several in recorded times, the most recent being in 1980 with the eruption of Mount St. Helens and its avalanche into Spirit Lake. Several areas are likely to produce a major landslide and megatsunami in the future, the most alarming being at the Hawaiian Islands, where a large chunk of the Big Island is slowly cracking away from the rest of the island. For another potential example, see above.
21st Mar '16 8:13:32 PM ChrisX
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* ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends'': Nami's ultimate, Tidal Wave, practically summons this trope. It won't kill, mostly... but will set up a lot of it.
22nd Feb '16 9:33:52 AM MetaFour
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For a slower, but just as dramatic, form of watery doom, see RisingWaterRisingTension.



* Miller's planet in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' is located close to a black hole. Given that the planet is not perfectly spherical, and is 'tidally locked' to the black hole, this causes huge tidal waves to circle the planet as they lag behind the planet's rotation.

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* Miller's planet in ''Film/{{Interstellar}}'' is located close to a black hole. Given that the planet is not perfectly spherical, and is 'tidally locked' to the black hole, this causes huge tidal waves to circle the planet as they lag behind the planet's rotation.
rotation. Waves so huge that the protagonists initially mistake them for mountains.


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* Music/DanielAmos' "(Near Sighted Girl with Approaching) Tidal Wave", from their album ''Music/HorrendousDisc''. Most people on the beach survived by fleeing, but the girl in the title ignored the warning signs and wasn't so lucky.
-->It's a tidal wave\\
It's a watery grave\\
She really tried to swim\\
She couldn't in the end.
18th Feb '16 11:04:06 AM Ulrik54
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* ''The Wave'' (2015) features a massive rockslide triggering an 80 meter (300 foot) wave headed straight for the norwegian town Geiranger, with the citizens having less than ten minutes to get the hell out.
21st Jan '16 12:10:38 PM chris1711
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* In ''The Man Who Could Work Miracles'' by HG Wells, the world stops revolving. And the sea doesn't.
30th Dec '15 3:34:06 AM jormis29
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* ''Film/PointBreak'' has Swayze playing a surfer robs banks to fund his search for the largest wave ever. It turns out to be large no other surfer goes near it. He does, as a way of committing suicide rather than be jailed for the robberies.

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* ''Film/PointBreak'' ''Film/PointBreak1991'' has Swayze playing a surfer robs banks to fund his search for the largest wave ever. It turns out to be large no other surfer goes near it. He does, as a way of committing suicide rather than be jailed for the robberies.
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