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Tsunami in Greenland
« on: June 21, 2017, 08:53:36 PM »
Tsunami in Greenland.  It never made the news here.

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Details emerge about Greenland tsunami, and a new video

New details have emerged about the Greenland landslide that occurred in Karrat Fjord and the deadly tsunami it produced late Saturday (local time), June 17, 2017.

The tsunami hit the village of Nuugaatsiaq just after 23:00 local time on June 17 (01:00 UTC on June 18), sweeping away 11 houses and leaving 4 people dead and 9 injured, 2 of them seriously.

It was initially thought that the tsunami was created by a magnitude 4.0 earthquake with the epicenter 28 km (17.4 miles) north of the village of Nuugaatsiaq on the western coast of Greenland. However, reconnaissance flights performed by the Danish Joint Arctic Command on June 18 discovered a large landslide scar (approximately 300 x 1 100 m / 985 x 3 600 feet), thus confirming that the cause of the tsunami was a landslide.
Source: https://watchers.news/2017/06/21/greenland-landslide-tsunami-june-2017/

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Re: Tsunami in Greenland
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2017, 11:53:53 PM »
made the news here
I guess the shape of the Fiord must have made it worse

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Re: Tsunami in Greenland
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 12:26:42 AM »
Some of the bigger local newspaper websites had an Associated Press report but TV ignored it as far as I can see  :( 

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Re: Tsunami in Greenland
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 12:50:35 AM »
another video showing the lead up
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amWshLXe74s

ps, cool layer clouds

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Re: Tsunami in Greenland
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 12:51:53 AM »

 

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