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_My first one, so bear with me_

They thought they were saved, but it came back.
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Hi, and welcome to the forum!

"They": Human? Adult? Male? They 1=They 2? Saved: from a disaster?
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"They": Human? Adult? Male? They 1=They 2? Yes to all Saved: from a disaster? Yes...ish
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"It" Animal? Situation? Thing? Natural Disaster?
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BTW - Welcome to ALTP site. Enjoy having you aboard.
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"It" Animal? Situation? Thing?This Natural Disaster?and this
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Is it (the natural disaster part) a hurricane? Flood? Tsunami? Other water-related disaster? Volcano? Fire? Tornado? Other wind-related disaster? Earthquake? Landslide? Meteor?
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Is it (the natural disaster part) a hurricane? Flood? Tsunami? ThisOther water-related disaster? Volcano? Fire? Tornado? Other wind-related disaster? Earthquake? Landslide? Meteor?
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So the tsunami "came back"? Or is another object or element that "came back"?
Was there a second tsunami?
A second effect of the same tsunami?
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Was it the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami? Which came in as three progressively bigger waves? So they thought they were ok after the first wave, when another even more devastating one arrived?
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Was it the 2004 Indian ocean tsunami?No
Which came in as three progressively bigger waves?Thus irr. So they thought they were ok after the first wave, when another even more devastating one arrived? No
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So the tsunami "came back"?A tsunami is the whole event; it can't "come back" ; the water did Or is another object or element that "came back"? Yes, the water
Was there a second tsunami? Yes, a second wave
A second effect of the same tsunami?The tsunami had numerous effects
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Flood damage to houses relevant? Did anyone die? Get injured?
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Flood damage to houses relevant?Not in this puzzle Did anyone die?Yes! Get injured?Yes
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They=2 people? 3? 4? 5? 10? 15? 20? 25? 50? 75? 100? More?
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They=2 people? 3? 4? 5? 10? 15? 20? 25? 50? 75? 100? More?this
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Is it a whole city? Town? Country?
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Is it a whole city? Town? Country? None of these, but quite a lot of people
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***BLOOPER***

"They": Human? Adult? Male? They 1=They 2? SHOULD BE HUMAN, ADULT, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE (MY APOLOGIES)
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Is it a stadium or auditorium full of people? They thought they had a safe refuge? But then it flooded? Something like this?
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Is it a stadium or auditorium full of people? NoThey thought they had a safe refuge?Yes..ish But then it flooded? YesSomething like this? Yes
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Are the people all in a building? Did those who die drown?
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Are the people all in a building?No Did those who die drown?Yes
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Did people flock to the building once the flood started? Did the building fall down?
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Did people flock to the building once the flood started?Which building? Did the building fall down?Same
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So there's more than one building involved?

The questions I asked referred to the one they flocked to. Or did they flock to more than one?
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is IT alive?
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So there's more than one building involved?

The questions I asked referred to the one they flocked to. Or did they flock to more than one?

TO ALL: I never mentioned anyone flocking to a building. There are multiple buildings though. Some of them fell down.
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OK, let's see...

Did anyone flock to a building? From a building? Were people trapped in the buildings? Trying to escape?
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OK, let's see...

Did anyone flock to a building?Yes, though most didn't make it From a building?Yes Were people trapped in the buildings?Some Trying to escape?Some
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Did people drown in their attempts to reach safety? Did they think it was safe to try to get there?
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Did people drown in their attempts to reach safety?Yes Did they think it was safe to try to get there?DOYD "safe to try" - it was a little late for that
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Did they try to swim to safety? Run? Drive?
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Did they try to swim to safety?It was a tsunami...No Run?Yes Drive?No
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Did they try to make it to safety before the first tsunami? During? After, but before the second wave? During that wave? After?
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Did they try to make it to safety before the first tsunami?Yes During?Yes After, but before the second wave?Yope During that wave? After?Yope
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After the first wave, did they think it was safe to venture back out? And were killed by the second wave?
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After the first wave, did they think it was safe to venture back out? And were killed by the second wave?The first wave killed everyone it could've killed, so few people actually wentured back out; this could be true for some people
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The "they" in the puzzle statement: does it refer to people killed in the second wave?
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The "they" in the puzzle statement: does it refer to people killed in the second wave?No. And there's been an FA so far
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The "they" in the puzzle statement: does it refer to people killed in the second wave?No. And there's been an FA so far
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Was anyone killed in the second wave?
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Was anyone killed in the second wave?Yes, but same FA
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Hmmm...could you please post a recap?
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Hmmm...could you please post a recap?
People thought they were saved from something. There was a tsunami. It killed most people who thought they were saved. The second wave is irrelevant.
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Tsunamis are caused by underwater earthquakes...is this relevant? Did they think they were safe from the earthquake, but were killed by the tsunami?
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Tsunamis are caused by underwater earthquakes...is this relevant?This one was...Not all are though Did they think they were safe from the earthquake, but were killed by the tsunami?Yope
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Anything to do with how the water is "sucked back" as the tsunami approaches? And then returns as the wave arrives?
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Anything to do with how the water is "sucked back" as the tsunami approaches? And then returns as the wave arrives?Yes
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Did the people, upon first approach of water, take shelter inside? Did they think they were safe when the water was "sucked back"? And so ventured outside? But were killed by the tsunami?
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Did the people, upon first approach of water, take shelter inside? What do you mean by "first approach of water" ? Did they think they were safe when the water was "sucked back"?Yes And so ventured outside?Outside of where? But were killed by the tsunami?Yes
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"First approach of water" = they could see that the tsunami was coming?

"Outside" = outside of their homes?
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"First approach of water" = they could see that the tsunami was coming? No, they did not take shelter inside upon seeing the wave.

"Outside" = outside of their homes?They weren't in their homes when they saw the actual wave.
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Did they see the wave, then see the water sucked back, conclude it was safe to remain outside, then get killed by the tsunami?
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Did they see the wave, then see the water sucked back, conclude it was safe to remain outside, then get killed by the tsunami?The water gets sucked back before a wave...-hint
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Let me see if this sequence of events is correct:

-People see the water start to approach.
-They are worried a tsunami might be coming.
-The water is sucked back.
-They conclude they are safe outside, and remain there.
-The big wave (tsunami) comes and kills a lot of them.

This good?
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-People see the water start to approach.
-They are worried a tsunami might be coming.
-The water is sucked back.
-They conclude they are safe outside, and remain there.
-The big wave (tsunami) comes and kills a lot of them.

This good?No. Could I just clarify... they never expected a tsunami or were worried about it-hint Numbers 3 and 5 are the only completely correct ones, though 4 is a mistleading. Also, there is FA about the waves: you still need to know 1. why they thought they were saved (there's more to this) and 2. why they thought the receding waters were a sign that they were saved.
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Did they think they were saved from something else? A great flood?
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Did they walk into the tidepools?
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Did they think they were saved from something else? Yes A great flood? No
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Was the "something else" another disaster? Natural?
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Was the "something else" another disaster?Yes Natural?Yope
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Was the "something else" an earthquake? Another tsunami? Volcano? Tornado?
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Was the "something else" an earthquake?Yope --- i.e. a result of an earthquake Another tsunami? Volcano? Tornado?No to rest
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Was the "something else" buildings collapsing?
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Was the "something else" buildings collapsing?Yes, basically - there's some more to this
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Were the buildings private homes? Public buildings? Office buildings? Skyscrapers? Stadiums? Restaurants?
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Were the buildings private homes? This Public buildings?This is most relevant Office buildings? Skyscrapers? Stadiums? Restaurants?
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Were the public buildings post offices? Government buildings? Libraries? Stores?
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Were the public buildings post offices? Government buildings? Libraries? Stores? It's not really relevant what the buildings were; lots of different buildings fell
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Did the people run out of the buildings when they collapsed? Then thought they were safe, but were killed by the tsunami?
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Did the people run out of the buildings when they collapsed?Yes Then thought they were safe, but were killed by the tsunami?Yes

Hint/Summary: There was an earthquake. Buildings collapsed. People saw the receding waters and escaped the burning/collapsing buildings. However, a tsunami killed lots of people before they could escape.

There's still more to why they thought they were "saved."
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Did they stay in their town/in close proximity to their buildings? Did they see the tsunami approaching? Was the time between the collapse and tsunami seconds? Minutes? Hours? Days?
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Did they stay in their town/in close proximity to their buildings?Yes Did they see the tsunami approaching?Yes but had almost no time to escape Was the time between the collapse and tsunami seconds? Minutes?This, but mostly irr. Hours? Days?

I'll just tell you that this is a true story.
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Did this happen in [LTPF list of centuries]? On [LTPF list of continents]?
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Did this happen in [LTPF list of centuries]?18th On [LTPF list of continents]?Europe
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Did they think they were safe near the sea? Safe from: fire? Further building collapses? Some other consequence of the earthquake?
Did they escape from the city and onto the newly bared seabed? Where they thought they were safe from the fire and collapsing buildings? And thinking how fortunate it was that the sea has receeded and given them a safe place to escape to? Until it came back with a vengeance?
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Did they think they were safe near the sea? Yes Safe from: fire? ThisFurther building collapses? ThisSome other consequence of the earthquake? Irrelevant
Did they escape from the city and onto the newly bared seabed? Yes Where they thought they were safe from the fire and collapsing buildings? Yes And thinking how fortunate it was that the sea has receeded and given them a safe place to escape to? There's more to this, but yes Until it came back with a vengeance? Not "with a vengeance" :-) but yes
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Did they think it was a miracle? That they were saved by god? Or that someone else made the water recede?
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Did they think it was a miracle?Probably yes, since they thought they were saved by god That they were saved by god?Yes Or that someone else made the water recede? No
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Did the water recede before the collapse? During? Just after?
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Did the water recede before the collapse? During? It probably started during the collapse, though this is not really that relevant Just after?
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Did the water recede and open up a very large portion of the seabed? Was any part of the seabed normally open?
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Did the water recede and open up a very large portion of the seabed? Yes Was any part of the seabed normally open? No, I assume you meant to ask whether the receding waters exposed more of the seabed than was ever seen
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So the people assumed God had opened up the seabed for them to escape to? And they fled there? And were killed by the tsunami?
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So the people assumed God had opened up the seabed for them to escape to? And they fled there? And were killed by the tsunami? Yes to all, but what made them so convinced it was God?
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Had they just prayed for salvation from the collapse? Were they in church? Did they escape it just before it collapsed?
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Did the water part? Like the red sea?
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Balin:

Had they just prayed for salvation from the collapse? No Were they in church? Yes, most Did they escape it just before it collapsed? Not everyone; many people were in church when the earthquake started

It_so_happened:

NO

This is certainly enough, without finding out the exact earthquake this is referring to. Thus,

SPOILER<br/>
This earthquake happened on November 1, a Catholic holiday. Many were in church when the shaking started. Lots of buildings collapsed or burned. It being a holiday and everyone being in church, the receding waters were interpreted as salvation from God. Half of an hour later there was a tsunami which killed many survivors of the quake. More details here.

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