Watch the "desert tsunami" in California caused by an earthquake under the ocean 1,500 miles away
· · Sep 23, 2022 ·

If you needed it, here's a handy reminder of the incredible power of Nature:

In a surprising quirk of geology, Monday's magnitude 7.6 earthquake in Mexico triggered four-foot-tall waves in Devils Hole, located in Death Valley National Park. ...

The earthquake shook the Mexican states of Colima and Michoacán at 11:05 am Pacific Daylight Time. Twenty-two minutes later, water started sloshing 1,500 miles away in Devils Hole. The waves reached 4 feet high around 11:35 am.

The National Park Service says Devil's Hole "is a partially water-filled limestone cave in a Nye County, Nevada unit of Death Valley National Park."

Here's footage of the tsunami:

Reminder: Don't go swimming in limestone caves partially filled with water.

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