Giant waves hit the coast at 40 km/hr, flooding dozens of communities and washing entire homes out to sea. earthquake (grand banks) triggered a large submarine landslide on continental slope; 200km of material moved down, 12 transatlantic cables ruptured.

A large­scale earthquake rocked the eastern coast of North America at 5:00 p.m. mag 7.2, epicenter 250km south of newfoundland, minor earthquake damage. burin peninsula, newfoundland. submarine landslide. On 18 November 1929 a tsunami struck Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula and caused considerable loss of life and property.

Home Newfoundland and Labrador The Great Tsunami of 1929. 137 02.01.044), Queen Elizabeth II Library, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NL. The 1929 Grand Banks earthquake (also called the Laurentian Slope earthquake and the South Shore Disaster) occurred on November 18.The shock had a moment magnitude of 7.2 and a maximum Rossi–Forel intensity of VI (Strong tremor) and was centered in the Atlantic Ocean off the south coast of Newfoundland in the Laurentian Slope Seismic Zone. Reproduced by permission of Archives and Special Collections (Coll. The Great Tsunami of 1929. Quizlet flashcards, activities and games help you improve your grades. Photographer unknown. ch 4 study guide by Ariyle12345 includes 34 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Tsunamis are such uncommon events on the East Coast that the term itself is rarely used. The disaster killed 28 people and left hundreds more homeless or destitute. Public Response to the 1929 Tsunami ... A truck in St. John's is loaded with relief supplies for tsunami victims along Newfoundland's Burin Peninsula. Yet on November 18, 1929, the unthinkable occurred. 1929 grand banks tsunami: characteristics.