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1 hour ago, Bill Miller said:

Thank You Essie, I'm new to all this nautical stuff. It seems natural that the ocean might heave up, but if your asleep in your cabin, how would one know? 

No, the ocean won't heave up, just like a tsunami in the open ocean is hardly felt.  Water, being liquid, will dissipate any motion from an earthquake in a lateral motion.  It is when the lateral movement of the water reaches shallow areas that waves build, and you get a tsunami.  I was onboard the Pride of Aloha in Honolulu when the earthquake (6.6) hit just north of the Big Island.  The tremors tripped all the power stations on Oahu, but the ship only felt a small "wiggle", about like a tug boat had butted into the ship a little hard.

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