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Tue July 9, 2013
Environment

Uncovering The Mystery Behind An Atlantic Tsunami

Originally published on Tue July 9, 2013 6:00 pm

Scientists in the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are still trying to understand what exactly caused a tsunami to strike the East Coast in June. There was no seismic record of the incident. But a team of scientists came together to analyze tidal and weather data. They believe the tsunami may have been caused by a weather phenomenon known as a "derecho."