Landslide in Knappensee, Germany, triggers a 1.5-meter tsunami


Landslide in Knappensee, Germany, triggers a 1.5-meter tsunami
A large landslide occurred on the shore of an abandoned and flooded coal mine in Knappensee in eastern Germany, causing a violent tsunami that damaged several buildings on the other side of the lake.

The landslide caused a tsunami wave, about 1.5 meters high. While this would be negligible in a marine environment, it is an important event in a lake without tides. This tsunami damaged the property on the other side of the lake …

The lake level rose by 32 cm as a result of a landslide.