How Dangerous Can Ocean Waves Get? Wave Comparison

12. Dec. 1978. A few hours after midnight, the freighter Marion picked up a distress call from the cargo ship MS München. Several faint SOS signals were received. Apparently the ship, bound for Savannah George, got into trouble crossing the north Atlantic, where a fierce storm had been raging since November. initially nobody was too worried. Only 6 years old at that time the MS München was one of newest and most modern carriers of its time. It had been designed to cope even with the 10-15m high waves during heavy storms and was widely considered to be unsinkable. Yet […]

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One of the Worst Man-Made Disasters in History

NARRATOR: 1957. 70 miles from Venice, amid the cliffs and gorges of Italy’s Vajont River Valley, work begins on the Vajont Hydroelectric Dam. Crucial to the dam’s operation is a vast reservoir that can hold 44 billion gallons of water. Ever since the filling of the reservoir in early 1960, enormous cracks have begun appearing on Mount Toc, above the dam. LUCIA FILIPPIN (IN ITALIAN): People could sense that something big was about to happen because the ground was moving and suddenly, new cracks would appear, very deep and very large. NARRATOR: Then, in late 1960, another warning sign. This […]

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Don’t Worry About That Asteroid That Might Hit This Year | SciShow News

Due to Skillshare for assisting this episode of SciShow. Click on the hyperlink within the description to gain knowledge of more about Skillshare. I dont want to alarm you, but chances are that some headline already has, on the grounds that an asteroid the size of a football area could hit Earth this year. But the truth is, there’s an highly low risk of that without a doubt going down, and despite the fact that it does, it most commonly wont cause so much injury. The asteroid in question is referred to as 2006QV89.Its estimated to be about 40 meters […]

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