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Sit tight or run

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A friend of mine and her daughter are on a Diving course in Thailand.

Anyway they were under water today, when the Tsunami alarm was raised.

So would it be safer to get out of the water and run for it or dive down and sit on the bottom till it passes over head.:confused2:
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I've always wondered what happens at the bottom (the floor of the ocean) when a Tsumani comes over, I guess the devastating power of it lies in the wave, but only as it appoaches the land. Then it picks up the water for the actual flooding of the land, (that is when the ocean suddenly disappears on the beach) If that is so, and you are in the water, I suspect you need to be BEHIND that point, otherwise you get picked up as well?:eek:
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