Seasteading! What About Tsunamis?

Tsunamis are luckily harmless on the deep
sea. They’re only destructive when they reach
land. In 2004, when a tsunami struck Thailand, scuba
divers a quarter mile from shore didn’t even notice as it passed through them and
demolished the hotel they’d eaten breakfast in that morning. A tsunami wave is often more than a hundred
miles long. Passengers on boats can’t detect a tsunami
because it slowly raises the elevation of the boat a few feet over the course of twenty
or thirty minutes. It’s not until the virtually invisible wave
strikes a continental shelf that it begins to tumble and roll. Buildings fixed to the edge of continents
are sitting ducks in a tsunami. Some MIT scientists argue that nuclear power
plants should float at sea to protect against tsunamis. Someday we expect people living on seasteads to ask land people but what about tornadoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis? Isn’t it dangerous to live on land?” If you want to learn more, or if you want
to join the first seasteading community, go to and read “Seasteading:
How Floating Nations Will Restore the Environment, Enrich the Poor, Cure the Sick, and Liberate
Humanity from Politicians.”

6 thoughts on “Seasteading! What About Tsunamis?

  1. What about freak waves? Freak waves are generally 2x taller (and often much steeper) than the surrounding waves.

    Also, what about hurricanes/typhoons? What will you do about these?

  2. So that's tsunamis specifically, but what about storm waves? They get really big and really powerful, and they do occur out at sea. How will we guard against them?

  3. Ok, What about MEGA tsunami and what about Hurricanes (like those who hits US coast every year) ???

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