traveling after an earthquake...
August 31, 2012 10:42am CST
How dangerous is it to travel by boat after an earthquake? You see about 3 hours ago, an earthquake struck our place and two members of my family were scheduled to take the boat three hours after. Is it dangerous to travel on sea after an earthquake? Anyone who can share information as to why it is not safe to travel by sea after an earthquake? I am really concerned, but I am praying so hard that everything will be okay.
31 Aug 12
I hope they're not travelling along the course of the earthquake. According to the news, its in Pacific Ocean. Do you think they'd reach there? It could be dangerous depending on how equiped and stable the quality of the boat or ship is.
• Cambridge, England
31 Aug 12
In a boat in deep water and not too near the shore is probably one of the safest places to be during and after an earthquake, especially if there is a tsunami. A boat will ride most waves, especially if they are in deep water. Tsunamis are at their most dangerous as the water becomes shallower because the shallowness amplifies the height of the waves. It depends where the earthquake was as to how long it would take a tsunami to reach the shore. I am sure that the boat would not leave if there were any danger, so you can put your mind at rest.
31 Aug 12
Hi friend, if the earth quake is not a great one and it is a slight shake, then there is no problem, but if the earth quake is a great one, it may cause Tsunami in the sea which is not good for the person who is traveling via sea. Whatever it is, we must be very careful and avoid unwanted risks in our life, don't worry they will be safe . Pray to god, he will save them
1 Sep 12
I am delighted to hear that your family members got back home safely. It is dangerous to move around just after an earthquake. I experienced two earthquakes whilst I was staying with my dear friend in Chile. For the first one I was in bed asleep and it woke me up. It felt like the bed was shaking. I imagined it was a nightmare. In the morning my friend told me it had been a 6.3 magnitude earthquake. A few days later I was in my friend's lounge when a slightly stronger earthquake happened. The hole room shock and the glass was banging in the windows. I felt very upset and badly shaken. My poor friend has to put up with earthquakes often happening. She suffered a worse earthquake in 2010. We found out that was a 6.8 magnitude earthquake we had experienced. Sometimes a tsunami happens which is an earthquake in the sea. Good luck.
31 Aug 12
I am not quite sure if it is unsafe but in my opinion, you should have not boarded the boat for safety purposes. They kept saying in the news that there would be a level 3 tsunami. If there was a tsunami then there should be no ship in the sea. This is just my opinion. Keep safe and stay strong. We will continue praying for our fellow Filipinos.