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The set-up for these tsunami pages is in response to questions submitted by Steve Horvath, a student at Timberlane School of Hopewell Valley in Pennington, New Jersey. He asked very good questions for his independent study project on tsunami. Answering his questions here will lead to links for further study and information, and to known events which have impacted the shores from Newfoundland to Florida. Besides these known events, others have occurred, but exact dates have not been determined yet. A fellow NWS employee, Bill Christ, came across the after effects of a wave that hit Manasquan, New Jersey, during the pre-dawn hours in the early or mid 1970s. An older gentleman previously questioned by Bill remembered a wave in the 1930s that went ½ mile inland, also in Manasquan. This could be one of the two 1930s waves which will be discussed here, or, another one as yet unknown. A lady wrote to James F. Landers, leading tsunami expert, asking if he knew anything about a giant wave that suddenly came ashore as she and her family were on the beach in Coney Island during the mid 1940s, forcing everybody to run for their lives. A Skywarn member's father remembers that in the early 1940s, a sudden large wave played havoc with the Queen Mary as she was docking. Skywarn is a very important volunteer network that reports severe weather events to the NWS, giving us rapid and often the first known reports of severe weather, allowing us to issue warnings earlier and to quickly update forecasts if necessary.
Originally posted by cheesy
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