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An 1817 earthquake in the Bermuda Triangle caused an East Coast tsunami

Bermuda Triangle: East Coast tsunami

Bermuda Triangle: East Coast tsunami

The Bermuda Triangle is well known as an urban legend haven: shipwrecks, ghosts, and strange disappearances populate stories about the area. But in 1817, a real disaster occurred in the legendary location: an earthquake with an epicenter in the Bermuda Triangle caused an East Coast tsunami. A newspaper at the time termed the occurrence a simple “tidal wave,” but a new study conducted by U. S. Geological Survey research geophysicist Susan Hough and colleagues determined the truth behind the occurrence, pinning down the size and location of the 1817 earthquake behind the 800-mile wave more closely than ever before. Read more