Monday, March 11, 2013
I'm scared of these tsunamis here on the Gold Coast. I don't want to tell you how scared I am. I am real scared. I'm 120 meters above sea level and I am not sure that was high enough now that I know the history of this region. They've had regular waves higher than that come through here in the past. Any region that faces the Ring of Fire has got a problem. Now I realize this.
When we bought our property, I just assumed that with the Barrier Reef shallows there and 120 meters there would never be anything to worry about. I think I was wrong about that. I learned a little bit more since we settled in.
For those of you who don't know, all of the phenomenon above are explainable as an expression of intense volcanic and tectonic activity, most of it deep in the ocean where you don't see it. That includes the fish kills which are schools caught underwater by scalding hot sulfur and acidic compounds.