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Picture of Tsunami
in South Asia-Fiction!
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Just a picture alleged to be of the tsunami wave that devastated
This picture is a hoax.
Thanks to tips from several of our readers we have confirmed that this
shoreline is actually that of Antofagasta, Chile in South America.
The wave depicted is as tall as some of the multi-story buildings on
The South Asia tsunami was devastating, but was not characterized by
waves that were hundreds of feet high.
The destruction was primarily from the fact that the waves
represented oceans of water that were following them onto shore and
creating water levels that were many feet higher than normal.
Last updated 12/4/04
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