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Glacial Melting Causes River Tsunami

Melting ice in southern Chile caused a glacial lake to fill with water then empty suddenly sending a "tsunami" like wave of water through a river. The water bored a 5-mile tunnel through the glacier and finally emptied into the Baker River last Sunday. The mass of water moved against the current of the river which made it appear to be a "river tsunami". Temperatures were unusually high during the recent Southern Hemisphere summer.


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