Lore talk:Sea of Ghosts

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I don't think it was a tsunami that hit Solstheim. I think it was more of the concussive blast after the eruption of Red Mountain. When you read the History of Raven Rock it talks of a 'blast' that wiped out Fort Frostmouth and how the majority of Raven Rock survived by being in the mines when it happened. I don't think it makes sense to be saved by being underground when a tsunami hits. Anyway volcanoes don't produce tsunamis when they erupt, its undersea earthquakes that do. 10:08, 20 August 2014 (GMT)

Well, that isn't entirely accurate. The entrance to the mine is above the level of most of the town, so a tsunami that destroyed the town may not completely flood the mine. Likewise, the entrance to the mine might be wood and set into the rock, making it stronger than the largely mud-based free standing buildings. Also, tsunamis are caused any time water is displaced vertically a significant amount. This is often caused by underwater earthquakes, but can also be caused by landslides into the body of water, comets/meteors striking the body of water, or, yes, volcanoes where the mud/lava/debris enters the body of water. It is entirely believable to think that the eruption of Red Mountain could have caused a tsunami, given the amount of devastation it caused elsewhere. Also, given the amount of water between Vvardenfell and Solstheim, it is also entirely believable that this tsunami could destroy the settlement, but not manage to penetrate deep into the mine. Jeancey (talk) 11:33, 20 August 2014 (GMT)
It's described as a "wave of force", with no mention of water. Red Mountain's eruption did indeed produce a tsunami, but it hit mainland Morrowind, not Solstheim. I've removed the sentence. —Legoless (talk) 14:33, 20 August 2014 (GMT)