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Tsunami hit US East Coast, NOAA says


A tsunami was observed on June 13, 2013 at East Coast, Bermuda and Puerto Rico, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said.

At Newport, Rhode Island tsunami wave reached just under 25cm above sea level.

According to NOAA, Gages in Kiptopeke, Virginia, and Atlantic City and New Jersey also recorded similar peaks.

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At least two divers were injured in Barnegat Inlet in Ocean County, New Jersey. Minor tsunami damage was reported at the yacht club to the dock and two boats.

Scientists are still trying to determine the cause of Tsunami. So called meteotsunami has been related to a strong storm that moved through the region and offshore that day. Some believe that the continental shelf landslide, a rare event, caused Tsunami.

Original post: Natural Disasters List June 25, 2013