Sanibel island tsunami

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Published Saturday, December 22, 2018

Sanibel island on Florida, USA have hit by tsunami this morning.

This tsunami is considered to be a meteotsunami, "large waves that scientists are just beginning to better understand. Unlike tsunamis triggered by seismic activity, meteotsunamis are driven by air-pressure disturbances often associated with fast-moving weather events, such as severe thunderstorms, squalls, and other storm fronts. The storm generates a wave that moves towards the shore, and is amplified by a shallow continental shelf and inlet, bay, or other coastal feature."

The Suncoast didn’t experience anything quite like that Thursday or so far Friday, but the waves coming in have been much larger than normal.
No death or injured registered.

News by http://www.mysuncoast.com
Source: DORRIS

Sanibel island tsunami Facts

Power: 0
Affected Area: 10 km.
Alert Level: Green
Category: Met
Response: None
Severity: Minor
Urgency: Immediate
Certainty: Observed

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