Ancient Tsunami Illustrates Genesis Flood

Those who live in mountainous or inland areas are less likely to be informed about tsunamis, most of which occur in the Pacific ocean. An important term is water displacement. While a tsunami can be formed by landslides, asteroids (such as this sad scene from Meteor), volcanic activity, and so forth, most are caused by earthquakes. A plate in the ocean shifts, and that huge volume of water is displaced and seeks its own level. Deep at sea, ships may not even notice the tsunami.

Tsunami hitting Fukushima, those during the global Genesis Flood would have been far worse.
Tsunami hitting Fukushima prefecture, Jiji Press / Sadatsugu Tomizawa (CC BY-NC 2.0)
A tsumami (don't say "tidal wave", tides don't have much to do with these) is as fast as an airliner, but loses most of its momentum getting closer to shore. When it gets closer to land, however, the big problems start. There isn't just one wave, but a series that can be differing strengths and distances apart.

This two-minute silent video is interesting:

These things are extremely dangerous. You savvy that? When the tsunami warning sounds, don't be like those pinheads in California who actually went to the beach to look at it (here's a recent example). Hopefully, you made preparations to bug out. Take action and light a shuck out of there immediately. Most tsunamis are not nearly as large as a few in history or as portrayed in movies, but people can't take that chance.

All that background and public service material so we can get to the article at hand.

There are all sorts of warning systems in place, but one poor soul didn't have those available and was caught up in a tsunami thousands of years ago. He ended up fossilized. As we've seen, it's not just one tsunami wave, and the fossil record showed that there were several in this case as well. In history as well as modern times, tsunamis are not courteous with their victims, and many are never found.

During the Genesis Flood, there was all sorts of geological activity: volcanic action, earthquakes, flood water inundation and recession — and lots of tsunamis. Those were frequent and numerous, much more severe than the one under discussion and those in more recent history.
Evolutionary scientists discovered an ancient tsunami victim and a dog skeleton at Çeşme-Bağlararası, a settlement on the coast of Turkey. The researchers also found numerous marine shells mixed within the enveloping sediments, indicating that the waves washed in from the ocean. The site is a perfect microcosm for similar but much larger events that occurred during the global Flood.

Scientists from Turkey, Israel, and Austria collaborated on the archaeological study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. They determined that the skeletons were buried as a result of several closely-spaced tsunamis generated by the eruption of the Thera volcano on the Greek island of Santorini about 3,600 years ago. These tsunamis created a complex pattern of rapidly-deposited ash and sedimentary deposits about 3 feet thick, preserving the remains of the victims.

The rest of the article is at "Bronze Age Tsunami Reminiscent of the Flood."