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Flooding

Date: June 27, 1864

Location: St. Shott's

Easting: 301550

Northing: 5167200

Latitude: 46° 38' 00" N

Longitude: 53° 35' 00" W

Fatalities: 0

Injuries: 0

Source: MUN NFLD Studies: Adam J. & Stavley M. (1985). Historical Seismicity of NFLD Earth Physics Branch: Evening Telegram July 13, 1864

A possible tsunami affected St. Shotts. Reports indicate that the sea receded and uncovered HMS Little Drake which was submerged in 5 fathoms of water. The water returned as an exceptional wave, and damage ensued. The gut at St. Shott's was blocked. The Telegram suggested the cause was probably a volcanic eruption off the Southern Shore. An earthquake shock was felt at 7 pm.

 
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