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Port au Bras after the tsunami, ca. November 1929
Port au Bras after the tsunami, ca. November 1929

Debris lines the coast of Port au Bras, on Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula, after it was struck by a tsunami on 18 November 1929. In most places, the sea level swelled three to seven metres above normal, but in some of the peninsula's long narrow bays, such as at Port au Bras, the water rose by between 13 and 27 metres.

Photographer unknown. Reproduced by permission of the Archives and Manuscripts Division (MF 334.1.03), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University, St. John's, NL.
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