Though the modern history recorded the deadliest tsunami of 2004 as the most nerve wrecking and devastating earthquake occurred in the Indian Ocean, sweeping away about 229,866 people, killing 186,983, according to a United nations report, it is not a new episode for United Kingdom, tracing back its ancient history.
According to a new research, tsunami had its cruel lush on coastal England 400 years ago. This is recorded to be the deadliest natural disaster United Kingdom ever experienced.
Causing a flood on January 30, 1607, the massive wave swamped the Bristol Channel in southwestern England. In the process, it submerged more than 190 square miles (500 square kilometers) of land. Not to mention, it killed some 2,000 people, according tot he study.
It was not that the 1607 disaster had not been previously recorded. But, it has been attributed to a freak storm surge, unless authors of the new study confirms it as tsunami taking cues from the region’s geological clues.
But, the finding is no simple reveal of UK’s natural history, but also provides an alarm of another such disaster risk. Not just that! The study says that the next tsunami could be deadlier!
Thus, the importance for a ‘tsunami warning system’ in England has increased.