Footage of mini tsunami in Netherlands goes viral

Video footage of a rare mini-tsunami crashing into the coast of the Netherlands Monday has gone viral.

The unexpected seven-foot wave caught everyone off guard, as it swept away everything in its path, from boats to beach chairs.

No injuries were reported, however.

The wave reportedly hit about 5:45 am Monday morning.

The man videoing the incredible sight is heard repeating the word “tsunami!” multiple times.

The wave is called a meteotsunami, a rare phenomenon that is triggered not by an earthquake or a landslide, but by the weather, when there is a rapid change in the atmospheric pressure “causing the displacement of a large body of water.”

 

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