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A giant glacier piece breaks off and causes a massive wave - Greenland

Rule of thumb is to stay
at a distance twice the above-water height of the ice. But this is a BIG
calving event and the other rule of thumb kicks in: have the motor
idling.

For these waves, the correct response is to turn and flee. Regular
sea swells are best navigated head-on but these splashes ("seiche" is
the actual term) dissipate quickly as they radiate outward from a
central point. You can essentially outrun the worst of it, and when it
finally catches you it's minor.

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Added: Jul-20-2012 
By: TahsinTekin
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Tags: greenland, iceberg, glacier, tsunama, wave,
Location: Greenland (load item map)
Marked as: featured
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