Thursday, April 10, 2008

River Tsunami

Things that make you go, Whoa:

Melting ice in southern Chile caused a glacial lake to swell and then empty suddenly, sending a "tsunami" rolling through a river, a scientist said Thursday...

The water bored a 5-mile tunnel through the glacier and finally emptied into the Baker River on April 6.

"The remarkable thing is that the mass of water moved against the current of the river," Casassa told The Associated Press by telephone from the Center for Scientific Studies in the southern city of Valdivia. "It was a real river tsunami."

According to reports, Manny, Sid and Diego managed to escape without injury.

Posted by Judah in:  The Natural World   

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