Thursday, July 4, 2013

Tsunami hit east coast of US on the 13th of June - NOAA reports

NOAA has released an article here,, which has been picked up by a number of media sites such as NPRMYFOXNYNBC and Yahoo. It explains that on the 13th of June, 2013, a six foot tsunami hit the east coast of New Jersey. As a result, three people were washed off a jetty and divers in the water were carried away, over a submerged reef into an inlet.

This may be a minuscule and rare event, but I consider it to be a 'hit' for Dr. Simon Atkins forecast for a tsunami hitting the east coast. See my entry here in relation to his forecast. '88% chance of Atlantic Tsunami Event - Update from Climate Risk Scientist Doctor Simon Atkins'

NOAA reports that continental slumping of the shelf east of New Jersey, may have been the cause of this tsunami. NOAA also confirm that their tide gages did pick this event up at the time and that other ocean observation centers also picked up similar results.

Dr. Simon Atkins has responded to this event and confirms it's a hit on his forecast.