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Picture of Tsunami in South Asia-Fiction!

Picture of Tsunami in South Asia-Fiction!

 
Summary of eRumor:
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Just a picture alleged to be of the tsunami wave that devastated South Asia.

 
The Truth:
This picture is a hoax.
Thanks to tips from several of our readers we have confirmed that this shoreline is actually that of Antofagasta, Chile in South America.

The wave depicted is as tall as some of the multi-story buildings on the shore.  The South Asia tsunami was devastating, but was not characterized by waves that were hundreds of feet high.  The destruction was primarily from the fact that the waves represented oceans of water that were following them onto shore and creating water levels that were many feet higher than normal.
Last updated 12/4/04