What If A Mega-Tsunami Hit The United States?


In six hours, you, your government, and 124 million other people across 14 states will be tested by the greatest disaster
to ever hit the U.S. East Coast. A great wave,
1000 meters (3280 ft.) tall, moving towards you at
1000 km/h (621 mph), and that’s only the beginning. This is ‘What If,’ and here’s what would happen if a
megatsunami hit the U.S. East Coast. Unlike most tsunamis that are
triggered by tectonic activity, megatsunamis are caused
by sudden impact. A huge chunk of debris, possibly a meteor,
smashes the water, creating a huge wave, which might
reach thousands of meters high. The initial super wave would set off a chain
reaction of smaller waves in all directions. But by smaller, we really mean they’d be about
100 meters (328 ft.) high instead of 1000. Depending on the size and
location of the impact, and the speed of the
waves racing towards you, you may get a few hours warning. But will that be enough time? Welcome to La Palma,
one of the 7 main Canary Islands, home to 81,000 people,
and a giant, scary volcano. Suppose it erupts, and
the eruption is big enough that it triggers a massive landslide. Massive enough, to send over a billion tons
of rock sliding into the ocean, causing… a megatsunami. The initial wave is
914 meters (3000 feet) high. It surges upwards and outwards, setting off a chain reaction of
deadly waves in all directions. In 6 hours, a series of 30 meter (100 ft) waves
will batter the American East Coast. Ramming speed: “Ramming speed.” “Ramming speed!” 900 km/h (560 mph). One of the 7 Deep-ocean
Assessment and Reporting buoys floating along the Atlantic Coast
will undoubtedly register this mega-displacement of water, giving the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center time
to alert anyone who might be in danger. The only problem is, that’s 38%
of the American population. The entire U.S. East Coast
would be affected, putting 14 states, and 124 million people, including key members of
the government, at risk. If you can’t make it out in time, then climb. In major cities, the newest
and tallest skyscrapers would be the safest places to go. And your own safety will
be entirely your responsibility, since emergency services
wouldn’t really be able to take action until the onslaught was over. In the best case scenario, you’ve managed
to evade the disaster completely. Your family is safe, but your home,
not so much. Worse, you’re on the roof of a skyscraper,
safe, with a group of survivors, waiting for a helicopter to come pick you up,
which might take a very long time. But in the worst case scenario… The death toll would be staggering; the economic impact, easily costing
billions, if not trillions of dollars. It will take decades to rebuild, and yet, is it wrong to suggest that we
might’ve gotten off easy? How much worse would it have been
without the 6 hours of advance notice? That’s right, you owe a big thank you to these
super smart buoys monitoring the coast, keeping you safe and dry,
so that you can rest easy, and keep watching ‘What If.’

100 thoughts on “What If A Mega-Tsunami Hit The United States?

  1. More flooding: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnRPHmrPQjU&list=PLZdXRHYAVxTJgv2LQSHuUNteymhLQSLVv

  2. I live in the USA ?? and I only have to worry about the lake if it floods

  3. Well heres the answer to the video MY FAMILY WOULD STILL BE ALIVE WE LIVE ON A MASSIVE HILL THERES NO WAY IT WOULD HIT US SO THERE HAVE A NICE DAY

  4. I’m scared now because I live in North Carolina. Oh well we are gonna die someday

  5. Ok, but why not just live somewhere else XD. Then you won't have to worry about tsunamis.

  6. Did not even watch the video. Seen the title and simple dropped in to make one comment. If a Tsunami hit the us. People would die. Simple as that.

  7. M if a elephant came in your bedroom and stepped on your head WHAT WOULD YOU Do

  8. Mega tsunami

    Trump:Get that wall finished!

    1 year later

    Enourmous meteor shower

    Trump:Just build a roof on top of the wall we built years ago

  9. Me: reads the title Imagine how many fesitvals the States hater countries would hold.

  10. Nope. West coast, I live in philly…. Please don’t! I would die… most people probably don’t car but…. WHAT ABOUT THE GULF OF MEXICO? RIP Harvey

  11. One of my worst fears is drowning. Knowing me i would probably kill myself before the tsunami hit.

  12. God damn the United States of America in the name jesus christ name.

  13. What if tsunami were safe or what if nuclear bomb explosion were bigger than explosion of stars

  14. This coming soon during the time of the tribulation that will take place all around the world I learned in a guy's dream received by God that NYC will be the main place the tsunami will hit along the east coast and another guy's dream it will also hit the west coast so the best option is to go in land before it takes place.

  15. This is why I live in Minnesota. Cold as shit, but at least no tsunami's gonna catch me.

  16. I life on Tenerifé ?? What does that mean for me? I think I’ll get a chance by surviving if I drive up too el teide… if he does not go up to??

  17. Bruh im chilling in the middle east i dont have fears of tsunami thank god 🙂

  18. I never thought I'd say this, but man am I glad I live in the mid-west. (Missouri)

  19. Wait does this mean it actually might happen cause I live near one of those 14 states and I mean MD. :O

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