Inis Mór Tsunami

August 1852

On a calm, fine day in August 1852, 15 people were close to the limestone ledges of Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran islands, when a wave rose up out of the sea and swept them to their deaths.

Perched on a "fairly stable" part of the Earth's crust, Ireland is not exposed to such phenomena - or so the theory went until the geologist began his research, as part of a project supported by NUI Galway's millennium fund.​.. [READ MORE Irish Times 6 July 2002]

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