Tuesday, December 28, 2004

Newfoundland Tsunami, 1929

While searching for information about Canada's relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami, I learnt that tsunamis don't just happen far away. In 1929 a magnitude 7.2 tremor occurred on the Grand Banks, 250km south of Newfoundland, which triggered a tsumani which killed 29 and devasted the Burin Peninsula. The wave was noticed as far away as South Carolina and Portugal.

Geological Survey Canada has a great webpage about the Grand Banks Tsunami, with lots of information and links to photographs and other archives.

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