Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tsunami video in La Manzanilla

Video of Mini Tsunami in La Manzanilla

A mini-tsunami from the earthquake in Japan hits La Manzanilla. A larger wave goes over the ridge on the beach at the crocodile viewing area, less than a hundred meters from our house. It washed out the road, and the palapa huts of a couple of beach restaurants.

The ocean level rose dramatically and quickly, and it was hard to tell how big the wave would get. I went running to move my bicycle, which was in the path of the water. This was the largest of three waves, and occured at around 6:20 pm on March 11, 2011. At the end of the video, a Mexican friend tells me to go move my car from my house, to higher ground..... he thought the next wave could be even bigger, but this was the last large one

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La Manzanilla, a village of approximately 1,500 indigenous and winter residents, is located in the southwest corner of the state of Jalisco along what is known as Costalegre (Costa Alegre) or the "happy coast".

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