Tsunamis & Deluges

There seems to be a fairly popular belief that tsunamis, or seismically initiated hydraulic waves, are capable of mass transport of sediment including enormous boulders, gravels, cobbles, sands and silts, as inferred from various sedimentary strata and unlithified accumulations of gravels etc.  But it’s another example of arguing the consequent, that because these deposits are sediments, ergo they were transported by water.

The problem with tsunamis is that they are not waves being continually driven by an oscillating force, but waves produced by a transient disturbance and as such run quickly out of motion on land fall.  The fact is that flowing water tends to flow over the bedrock and while picking up silt, these waves are not being driven as a hydraulic current, hence they might move impediments in the direction of the wave front, and cause much destruction to man-made constructions, they cannot however pick up gravels and similar material and then transport these suspended loads any significant distance.

What tsunamis lack is motive power to maintain horizontal motion. The problem is that on landfall the water goes in all directions and thins out in these directions, dropping anything it might have picked up at an early stage. Tsunamis are then unable to deposit large volumes of sediment.  The difficulty in explaining the vast deposits of sand, silt, gravel and clay is that these deposits are invariably accompanied with typical hydraulically produced structures such as current bedding, ripples, cross bedding, etc., all leading the observer to conclude that water was the agency which produced these sedimentary deposits. Not necessarily.

It’s a general observation that volcanoes are mechanisms for depositing volcanogenic sediments such as tuffs etc, often interbedded with lavas and what not. In contrast are flood basalts that, as the name implies, are the products of enormous volumes of lava being exuded via fractures laterally. Where did the other sediments come from?

It is important to realise that tuffs and other volcanogenic ejecta are essentially plasmas, ionised molten material or magma, and their physical motion described by the laws of electromagnetism. (EM).

It is generally believed that sandstone, comprised of sand-sized grains of quartz, is derived from the erosion of quartz bearing rocks, initially granitoids and gneisses. But these acidic rocks by chemical weathering don’t yield millions of grains of quartz and other resistant particulate products, but weather to clays with minimal quartz grains. Vein quartz does survive this chemical weathering process, as observation will testify.

As no present-day agency is known to move large volumes of disaggregated rock into topographic depressions to form sediments such as the King Leopold Sandstone in the Australian Kimberley region, we find ourselves lacking a key of the present day processes to explain these sediments.

It is my contention that these vast deposits of sand etc. often intercalated with volcanogenic sediments, are the result of catastrophic electro-machining of the Earth’s surface by persistent impacts of planetary scaled cosmic thunderbolts which, as the Australian Aboriginals assert, created the present-day landforms. Since these land forms involved the erosion of the bedrock, it seems likely that the exposed cratonic areas were stripped of their regolithic blanket by electro-machining producing vast quantities of ionised slurries of ‘sediment’s, sands , clays etc, which being subjected to the massive electric charge gradients at the Earth’s surface, would be continually deposited in electrically favourable depressions, either previously formed by the EM machining mechanism, or as topographic lows resulting from subterranean degassing. Horizontal charge separation would have more than enough motive power to transport billions of tons of sands, silts and clays.

But this scenario is anathema to the evolutionists and geological gradualists, since it invokes a modern external force that was previously identified with a biblical God, which itself was an abstraction invented after the original planets involved in the catastrophic electro-machining of the Earth’s surface as asserted by the Australian Aboriginals by their mythical Rainbow Serpent agent.

But the various geologically recent chevron deposits and similar gravel deposits are not the result of tsunamis, but of tsunami like slurries of water rich plasma that being powered by the enormous electrical charges associated with production of the plasma slurries from the eroded land surface. A bolide impact producing a tsunami can’t result in gravel deposits, but an equally catastrophic plasma impact period eroding the Earth’s surface and producing plasma slurries charged with water can produce these surface deposits.

More on this topic later on.

 

 

About Louis Hissink

Retired diamond exploration geologist. I spent my professional life looking for mineral deposits, found some, and also located a number of kimberlites in NSW and Western Australia. Exploration geology is the closest one can get to practicing the scientific method, mineral exploration always being concerned with finding anomalous geophysical or geochemical data, framing a model and explanation for the anomaly and then testing it with drilling or excavation. All scientific theories are ultimately false since they invariably involved explaining something with incomplete extant knowledge. Since no one is omniscient or knows everything, so too scientific theories which are solely limited to existing knowledge. Because the future always yields new data, scientific theories must change to be compatible with the new data. Thus a true scientist is never in love with any particular theory, always knowing that when the facts change, so too must he/she change their minds.
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