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Broadcasts in France are talking more and more about cataclysms. What I’ve noticed is that each time there is a reference to a huge tidal wave in the past, which has been recently discovered. Recently, after a long speech about the Japanese tsunami, they talked about a discovery in Scotland. A huge landslide on the ocean side affected the area and all the countries around up towards Norway. They were puzzled cause it is supposed to be a stable area. And this was said to have happened 7000 years ago.

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A giant wave supposedly inundated Scotland about 7,000 years ago. This obviously could have coincided with the second-previous pole shift, if they do indeed occur every 3,657 years. Also, the BBC Story (below) mentions that Britain at the time was connected to mainland Europe by a land bridge. 7,000 years is rather brief in geological terms, so something catastrophic may have caused Britain to either separate, or the English Channel to rise so significantly in this time. The story adds that although the waves would only have been 5 to 10 meters high, they would have hit with the force of an express train. And per a The Times of London report, a professor at Coventry University said this week the circa-5,800 BC tsunami that hit Scotland "seems to have played a part" in hastening Britain's separation from the European continent. Prior to this time, according to the story in The Times of London, Britain was connected to Germany, The Netherlands, and Denmark. Also, the river Thames was once a tributary of the Rhine. Rising sea levels also played a role.

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A giant wave flooded Scotland about 7,000 years ago, a scientist revealed on Friday. The tsunami left a trail of destruction along what is now the eastern coast of the country. Scientists believe a landslide on the ocean floor off Storegga, south-west Norway, triggered the wave. Speaking at the British Association Festival of Science in Glasgow, Professor David Smith said a tsunami could strike again in the area but the probability was extremely unlikely. Radiocarbon dating of sediments taken from the coastline of eastern Scotland put the date of the event at about 5,800 BC. At the time, Britain was joined to mainland Europe by a land bridge. Settlers at the time would have had little warning of the disaster, scientists believe. But a scattering of tools found in the sand at a hunting camp in Inverness yields some clues. 'Very destructive' "It looks as if those people were happily sitting in their camp when this wave from the sea hit the camp," Professor Smith of the department of Geography at Coventry University told BBC News Online. "We're talking about two, three or four large waves followed by little ones, that would have been 5-10 metres high."These waves do strike with such force that they are very destructive," he added. "It's like being hit by an express train."

The research provides an opportunity to assess the hazard of tsunamis in more detail. They occur frequently in the Pacific Ocean due to underwater earthquakes, landslides and volcanic explosions. Long, uncertain history Scientists hope to find more evidence of similar past tsunamis in eastern Scotland to predict the frequency of the destructive waves. Studies of coastal sediments show that it may be possible to develop a record of past tsunamis extending back several millennia. Dr Ted Nield, of the Geological Society of London, said: "These events have a long and uncertain time scale. "While there is no reason for mass panic, the possibility exists that the Storegga slide will go again, and it would be imprudent to ignore that fact."