‘The fountains of the great deep broke open’ – Burnett- Sacred Theory of the Earth (as in a midoceanic rifting zone), and you will be washed away till you run ashore on Bounty Beach. An experiment to surely not remember.
“At the deluge the fountains of the deep were broken up and the shattered frame of the earth sank beneath the rush of the ascending floods. Subterranean rivers still pursue their way “through the dark pipes of the earth” and beneath us still are gathered up, in subterranean lakes and seas, the cataracts of the abyss. And at the end, when the earth shall melt with fervent heat, the waters that are under the earth, pent up and turned to steam, will lend their shattering aid again, to bring about the last catastrophe.”
Thomas Burnet – Sacred theory of the Earth-1684