The Newfoundland Tsunami

Posted by on Saturday, November 19, 2016

It was on November 18, 1929 that a 7.2 magnitude earthquake centered in the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Newfoundland caused a tsunami on the Burin Peninsula.

The tsunami waves had an amplitude of 3–8 metres, and a runup of 13 metres.

27 people were killed.

Total damage was $400,000 USD.

On Saint Pierre and Miquelon people were woken around 4:30 pm by the earthquake that lasted approximately one minute.

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