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Fact Check: Can the Coastal Bend get hit by a Tsunami?

Posted: 3:17 PM, Apr 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-28 11:17:06-04

Last week, a false tsunami alarm sparked a wave of alarm interest for people heading to school and work.

False tsunami warning sent to area phones

After the event, our KRIS 6 News Fact Check team looked into if the Coastal Bend could ever face a real tsunami threat?

So our team asked the National Weather Service about that, and they say…. it’s a fact.
  
We could face a tsunami threat.
   
The National Weather Service says there have been three significant tsunami’s in the Gulf of Mexico in the past ten thousand years.

One produced a 15-foot wave which the national weather service says would have been very destructive.