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In June, the western coast of Greenland experienced a mega-tsunami when rock, that had been frozen in place, was loosed by melting and crashed into one of the fjords rimming the coast of Greenland, triggering a 100 m. wave that wiped away a small fishing village. Mega-tsunamis, like the one that is believed to have destroyed the Minoan civilization on Crete, occur when massive amounts of rock -- generally from landslides or volcanic eruptions -- are suddenly displaced into relatively shallow bodies of water, generating huge (up to 500 m. tall!) waves. www.nature.com/news/huge-landslide-triggered-rare-greenland-mega-tsunami-1.22374
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