05:10 GMT11 August 2020
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    On Monday morning, the roads and beaches of the Spanish Mediterranean islands of Menorca and Majorca were inundated after a five-foot meteotsunami.

    A massive wave struck Ciutadella on the west coast of Menorca, while other beaches close by and in the neighboring island of Majorca witnessed floods brought by what the Catalan-speaking locals call a 'rissaga', a meteotsunami

    READ MORE: Magnitude 6 Quake Strikes Off Vanuatu — USGS

    A meteotsunami comes in the form of huge waves that resemble smaller tsunamis and are caused by unbalanced air pressure as a result of thunderstorms, or other fast-paced weather events.

    According to some records, the mini-tsunami waves were a high as 6ft (1.8m).


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