Northern Michigan’s Seiche Event In April Was Actually Result of Two Meteotsunamis, Sources Say

It turns out that the seiche event that took place in April in Northern Michigan wasn’t technically a seiche.

It has now been reported as a meteotsunamis according to the Great Lakes Environmental Research laboratory.

According to weather.com, meteotsunamis are a type of tsunami that’s source is meteorological, rather than being generated by an underwater earthquake.

They say thunderstorms are the instigator and provide the spike in wind and pressure.

Meteotsunamis can be deadly as they can catch people off guard in the water and they create strong enough currents.

To find out more about meteotsunamis and Northern Michigan’s past experience with them, click here.

 

 

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