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* Aquarius in ''Manga/FairyTail'' has this as her main attack. Unfortunately for Lucy, it has pretty bad friendly fire so she tends to open the Gate of the Water Bearer as a last resort.


* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': While trying to escape from Fairyland with her little brother Wentworth and the Baron's son Roland, Tiffany and the Feegles end up in a dream of the seaside. [[BigBad The Queen of the Elves]] tries to get them by manipulating the dream to create an enormous tidal wave, and while Wentworth and the Feegles are stunned with shock, Tiffany barely escapes from the dream with Roland in tow. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Feegles and Wentworth show up, alive but slightly damp, in time for the final confrontation with the Queen.]]

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* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': ''Literature/TheWeeFreeMen'': While trying to escape from Fairyland with her little brother Wentworth and the Baron's son Roland, Tiffany and the Feegles end up in a dream of the seaside. [[BigBad The Queen of the Elves]] tries to get them by manipulating the dream to create an enormous tidal wave, and while Wentworth and the Feegles are stunned with shock, Tiffany barely escapes from the dream with Roland in tow. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Feegles and Wentworth show up, alive but slightly damp, in time for the final confrontation with the Queen.]]


* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring]]'': Arwen [[ElementalPowers makes]] the [[https://youtu.be/NllOWlaGPx4?t=152 Bruinen river rise]] against the Black Riders with an incantation to splash them away; for added awesomeness, the waves are shaped into horses. The Black Riders have an OhCrap and try to run away from it, to no avail. In this case it's actually a "Giant Wall Of Watery Salvation" to the good guys, especially Frodo.

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* ''[[Film/TheLordOfTheRings The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring]]'': ''Film/TheLordOfTheRingsTheFellowshipOfTheRing'': Arwen [[ElementalPowers makes]] the [[https://youtu.be/NllOWlaGPx4?t=152 Bruinen river rise]] against the Black Riders with an incantation to splash them away; for added awesomeness, the waves are shaped into horses. The Black Riders have an OhCrap and try to run away from it, to no avail. In this case it's actually a "Giant Wall Of Watery Salvation" to the good guys, especially Frodo.


* A total solar eclipse triggers one at the end of the "Rite of Spring" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.

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* A total solar eclipse triggers one at the end of the "Rite of Spring" segment of ''Disney/{{Fantasia}}''.''WesternAnimation/{{Fantasia}}''.



* This nearly happens to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after [[spoiler:Anna destroys the dam to break a curse and address the damage the dam was doing after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken another nation and to subjugate them under his rule. Arendelle has been evacuated first, but the wave still poses a threat to the town structures. Fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to freeze it before it hits land.]]

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* This nearly happens to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' ''WesternAnimation/FrozenII'' after [[spoiler:Anna destroys the dam to break a curse and address the damage the dam was doing after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken another nation and to subjugate them under his rule. Arendelle has been evacuated first, but the wave still poses a threat to the town structures. Fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to freeze it before it hits land.]]

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* ''VideoGame/LordMonarch'': In story mode of sega version there are couple of stages where lower levels of land will be flooded at certain day.

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* Happens multiple times in Stephen Baxter's ''Flood'', as water released from below the surface of the ocean eventually submerges the entire planet. A giant tsunami finished off most of the UK, and towards the end of the book, the lack of dry land led to the formation of a giant tide-powered wave that would continuously circle the planet.


* This nearly happened to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after Anna destroys the dam to break the curse set upon the spirits [[spoiler:after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken them in order to subjugate them under his rule but fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to freeze it and]] save the kingdom from being drowned by it.

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* This nearly happened happens to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after Anna [[spoiler:Anna destroys the dam to break the a curse set upon and address the spirits [[spoiler:after damage the dam was doing after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken them in order another nation and to subjugate them under his rule rule. Arendelle has been evacuated first, but fortunately, the wave still poses a threat to the town structures. Fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to freeze it and]] save the kingdom from being drowned by it.before it hits land.]]


* This nearly happened to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after Anna destroys the dam to break the curse set upon the spirits [[spoiler:after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken them in order to subjugate them under his rule but fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to]] save the kingdom from being drowned by it.

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* This nearly happened to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after Anna destroys the dam to break the curse set upon the spirits [[spoiler:after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken them in order to subjugate them under his rule but fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to]] to freeze it and]] save the kingdom from being drowned by it.

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* This nearly happened to Arendelle at the climax of ''Disney/FrozenII'' after Anna destroys the dam to break the curse set upon the spirits [[spoiler:after Anna's grandfather built it to weaken them in order to subjugate them under his rule but fortunately, Elsa appears in the nick of time to]] save the kingdom from being drowned by it.

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* The last thing Shuji sees before [[spoiler:[[ApocalypseHow the world apparently ends]]]] in ''Manga/{{Saikano}}'' is a gigantic tidal wave [[spoiler:sweeping away his home city and destroying everything he ever knew. Chise attempts to protect him from it with her ultimate weapon form, and apparently succeeds since Shuji survives the end of the world.]]


* In the Hallmark version of ''Film/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' the god Poseidon has a little fun with the crew by pretending to be an island and then standing up to create a tidal wave which destroys most of the ship. The only reason they survive is probably because Zeus blows them onto the Isle of Lemnos where they get repairs.


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* In the Hallmark version of ''Series/JasonAndTheArgonauts'' the god Poseidon has a little fun with the crew by pretending to be an island and then standing up to create a tidal wave which destroys most of the ship. The only reason they survive is probably because Zeus blows them onto the Isle of Lemnos where they get repairs.

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* ''Film/{{Supervolcano}}'' early in the film, a precursor earthquake to the eruption causes a landslide that in turn causes a flood that kills nine people.

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** Namor also inundated New York with one of these once by having a bunch of whales line up and flip their tails in unison. Comics, everybody!


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* ''ComicBook/TheInfinityGauntlet'': Fallout from the cosmic battles against Thanos causes one of these to destroy Atlantic City, NJ.

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* ''Series/DoctorWho'' [[Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse Expanded Universe]]: In the short story "The Liar, the Glitch and the War Zone", Missy [[spoiler:destroys Venice's flood barrier with bombs that phase away sections of it to create one so enough matter is sent through a temporal rift that she can use it to power up and repair her broken TARDIS. Fortunately, this allows for the ResetButton to be pressed so it never happened.]]


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* ''Literature/ThePoseidonAdventure'', about an ocean liner that capsizes after being hit by one of these. The author, Paul Gallico, was inspired by his own real-life experience of being aboard the ''Queen Mary'' when she was hit by a rogue wave in 1942 and nearly turned over.
* They had this during a typhoon in ''Literature/SilentShipSilentSea''.
* At the beginning of ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a tsunami caused by a nearby volcanic explosion wipes out most of the island.
* Used in an attempt to MurderTheHypotenuse in ''[[Literature/YoungWizards A Wizard Of Mars]]'', but Nita stops it in mid-air and threatens to send it back through a portal at the girl who just tried to kill her. And the city she's in.
* A tsunami finishes off Númenor in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', based on a RealLife dream of Tolkien's. Later seen in a dream in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
* A more positive example from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' comes when Elrond and Gandalf summon a giant wall of water along the river to sweep away the Nazgul who are attacking Frodo.
* Gali, [[ElementalPowers Toa of Water]], pulled this off in a ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serial. She usually just goes for bursts of water, but this time she decided the enemy was strong enough to warrant the of use very single drop of elemental energy she could muster. The wave was described as being "a thousand feet high" and destroyed every building in the land of Karzahni.
* In Sharon Creech's ''The Wanderer,'' the crew encounters a wave like this during a horrific storm. It's important later because Sophie remembers the wave as having been black, when according to everyone else, it was white. Sophie is flashing back to ''another'' such storm that she survived, but which killed her biological parents, though Sophie has no conscious memory of this.
* In the book ''Literature/LucifersHammer'' a giant tidal wave created by the impact of the Hammer wipes out Los Angeles, and presumably other west coast cities that the reader doesn't see.
* In Frank Schätzing's ''[[Literature/DerSchwarm The Swarm]]'' (not to be confused with the film or trope of the same name), the Yrr cause one of these by triggering a huge underwater landslide in the North Sea and pretty much wrecking the whole of coastal northern Europe.
* ''Literature/{{Footfall}}'' shows the results of a giant asteroid [[spoiler:intentionally]] dropping into the Indian Ocean, with pretty much all of the surrounding coasts completely scoured by the resultant wave.
* In the Dramatic Audio version of ''Soul Harvest'' from the Literature/LeftBehind book series, one of the Christians on board a cruise liner in the middle of the ocean barely has time to lead the people in a prayer of salvation before a giant wave of water caused from the impact of a giant mountain crashing into the seas (one of God's Trumpet Judgments) reaches the ship.



* ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': While trying to escape from Fairyland with her little brother Wentworth and the Baron's son Roland, Tiffany and the Feegles end up in a dream of the seaside. [[BigBad The Queen of the Elves]] tries to get them by manipulating the dream to create an enormous tidal wave, and while Wentworth and the Feegles are stunned with shock, Tiffany barely escapes from the dream with Roland in tow. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Feegles and Wentworth show up, alive but slightly damp, in time for the final confrontation with the Queen.]]
* In ''The Eve of April 20'', a neo-Nazi organisation holds a rally beneath a dam as a suitably imposing backdrop before launching a coup, which is foiled when the protagonist blows not the dam, but the cliffs of the lake behind it, causing water to displace over the dam and wash away the DayOfTheJackboot before it happens.
* ''Literature/TheFifthWave'': The 2nd Wave consisted of these. The Others [[ColonyDrop dropped massive rods]] onto the Earth's fault lines, triggering massive earthquakes and tsunamis that wiped out the world's coastal cities and killed three billion people.
* ''Literature/{{Footfall}}'' shows the results of a giant asteroid [[spoiler:intentionally]] dropping into the Indian Ocean, with pretty much all of the surrounding coasts completely scoured by the resultant wave.



* In the Dramatic Audio version of ''Soul Harvest'' from the Literature/LeftBehind book series, one of the Christians on board a cruise liner in the middle of the ocean barely has time to lead the people in a prayer of salvation before a giant wave of water caused from the impact of a giant mountain crashing into the seas (one of God's Trumpet Judgments) reaches the ship.
* In the book ''Literature/LucifersHammer'' a giant tidal wave created by the impact of the Hammer wipes out Los Angeles, and presumably other west coast cities that the reader doesn't see.
* In ''The Man Who Could Work Miracles'' by HG Wells, the world stops revolving. And the sea doesn't.



* In ''The Man Who Could Work Miracles'' by HG Wells, the world stops revolving. And the sea doesn't.
* ''Rogue Wave''[[note]]The Tsunami Countdown in the UK[[/note]] by Boyd Morrison is about a meteor impact in the central Pacific which creates a series of tsunamis that devastate Hawaii.
* ''Literature/TheFifthWave'': The 2nd Wave consisted of these. The Others [[ColonyDrop dropped massive rods]] onto the Earth's fault lines, triggering massive earthquakes and tsunamis that wiped out the world's coastal cities and killed three billion people.
* In ''The Eve of April 20'', a neo-Nazi organisation holds a rally beneath a dam as a suitably imposing backdrop before launching a coup, which is foiled when the protagonist blows not the dam, but the cliffs of the lake behind it, causing water to displace over the dam and wash away the DayOfTheJackboot before it happens.
* ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': While trying to escape from Fairyland with her little brother Wentworth and the Baron's son Roland, Tiffany and the Feegles end up in a dream of the seaside. [[BigBad The Queen of the Elves]] tries to get them by manipulating the dream to create an enormous tidal wave, and while Wentworth and the Feegles are stunned with shock, Tiffany barely escapes from the dream with Roland in tow. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Feegles and Wentworth show up, alive but slightly damp, in time for the final confrontation with the Queen.]]

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* In ''The Man Who Could Work Miracles'' by HG Wells, At the world stops revolving. And beginning of ''Literature/{{Nation}}'', a tsunami caused by a nearby volcanic explosion wipes out most of the sea doesn't.
island.
* ''Literature/OldKingdom'':
** The primary danger of the Third Precinct of Death are the massive, powerful waves, which nothing, Dead or alive, can resist. The spells that allow passage to and from the precinct temporarily halt the waves, but there's a reason people crossing do so at a dead run.
** At the climax of ''Goldenhand'', [[spoiler:Chlorr's FinalDeath causes the spell-net she created to hold back the Greenwash River to fail, causing one to come down on the Greenwash Bridge and the participants in the battle raging on the river banks and riverbed. The bridge's deck is washed out, and many of the combatants, largely members of the barbarian tribes, but also one of the Trained Bands from the Kingdom, drown.]]
* ''Literature/ThePoseidonAdventure'', about an ocean liner that capsizes after being hit by one of these. The author, Paul Gallico, was inspired by his own real-life experience of being aboard the ''Queen Mary'' when she was hit by a rogue wave in 1942 and nearly turned over.
* ''Rogue Wave''[[note]]The Wave''[[note]]''The Tsunami Countdown Countdown'' in the UK[[/note]] by Boyd Morrison is about a meteor impact in the central Pacific which creates a series of tsunamis that devastate Hawaii.
* ''Literature/TheFifthWave'': The 2nd Wave consisted of these. The Others [[ColonyDrop dropped massive rods]] onto In Frank Schätzing's ''Literature/DerSchwarm''/''The Swarm'' (not to be confused with the Earth's fault lines, film or trope of the same name), the Yrr cause one of these by triggering massive earthquakes a huge underwater landslide in the North Sea and tsunamis that wiped out pretty much wrecking the world's whole of coastal cities northern Europe.
* They had this during a typhoon in ''Literature/SilentShipSilentSea''.
* ''Franchise/TolkiensLegendarium'':
** A tsunami finishes off Númenor in ''Literature/TheSilmarillion'', based on a RealLife dream of Tolkien's. Later seen in a dream in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** A more positive example from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' comes when Elrond
and killed three billion people.
Gandalf summon a giant wall of water along the river to sweep away the Nazgul who are attacking Frodo.
* In Sharon Creech's ''The Eve of April 20'', Wanderer'', the crew encounters a neo-Nazi organisation holds wave like this during a rally beneath a dam horrific storm. It's important later because Sophie remembers the wave as a suitably imposing backdrop before launching a coup, having been black, when according to everyone else, it was white. Sophie is flashing back to ''another'' such storm that she survived, but which is foiled when killed her biological parents, though Sophie has no conscious memory of this.
* ''Literature/YoungWizards'': Used in an attempt to MurderTheHypotenuse in ''A Wizard of Mars'', but Nita stops it in mid-air and threatens to send it back through a portal at
the protagonist blows not girl who just tried to kill her. And the dam, but the cliffs of the lake behind it, causing water to displace over the dam and wash away the DayOfTheJackboot before it happens.
* ''Discworld/TheWeeFreeMen'': While trying to escape from Fairyland with her little brother Wentworth and the Baron's son Roland, Tiffany and the Feegles end up in a dream of the seaside. [[BigBad The Queen of the Elves]] tries to get them by manipulating the dream to create an enormous tidal wave, and while Wentworth and the Feegles are stunned with shock, Tiffany barely escapes from the dream with Roland in tow. [[spoiler: Fortunately, the Feegles and Wentworth show up, alive but slightly damp, in time for the final confrontation with the Queen.]]
city she's in.



* Happens in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' complete with people getting drowned and covered in debris as the wave levels buildings.
* The end of the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E11TheEye "The Eye"]] has one hit the floating city.
* ''Series/DeadliestCatch'': Once per season per boat in red king crab season, once per episode per boat in opilio season.
** Special mention goes to the ''Aleutian Ballad'', which got smacked by a 60-foot rogue wave in 2005 and nearly capsized.
** The Science Channel Program, Mysteries of the Missing [=S1Ep3=] episode, Ghost ship of the desert spends the majority of the episode discussing rogue waves. The producers used Deadliest Catch footage and interview footage with Time Bandit's Captain Hillstrand to highlight the rogue wave's obvious hazards.



* Happens fairly often on ''Series/WhaleWars''; one 30 foot rogue wave in particular struck the left side of the ''[[CoolBoat Brigitte Bardot]]'' and nearly snapped the trimaran's port-side pontoon clean off!
* One of the first season episodes of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' ended with the group reaching a San Francisco which is just about to get hit by a wave.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' New Series Season 1 Episode Kai e'e. The Tsunami warning system is taken over and a false warning sent out. This is going to be used by the bad guys to facilitate their robbing the police headquarters.

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* Happens fairly often on ''Series/WhaleWars''; one 30 foot rogue wave ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Spells doom for a VictimOfTheWeek trapped in particular struck a storm drain during a flash flood in "Down the left side of the ''[[CoolBoat Brigitte Bardot]]'' and nearly snapped the trimaran's port-side pontoon clean off!
* One of the first season episodes of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' ended with the group reaching a San Francisco which is just about to get hit by a wave.
* ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' New Series Season 1 Episode Kai e'e. The Tsunami warning system is taken over and a false warning sent out. This is going to be used by the bad guys to facilitate their robbing the police headquarters.
Drain".



* This is Weather Wizard's chosen method to destroy Central City in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. And it really ''was'' unstoppable; [[spoiler:the only reason the city wasn't destroyed it's that the Flash [[ResetButton accidentally broke the time barrier and returned to the previous night]] when trying to create a wind shield against the tsunami by running faster than ever.]]
* A moment showing one of these about to hit a pier, dwarfing the hero as he runs toward it, is about all we get to see of the film version of ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' starring Vincent Chase, the main character of ''Series/{{Entourage}}''.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Spells doom for a VictimOfTheWeek trapped in a storm drain during a flash flood in "Down the Drain".
* ''Krakatoa: The Last Days''. Realising that the volcanic eruption will cause a tsumani, Captain Lindeman ties himself to the wheel and steers his ship into the wave. The ship survives, but those landward of the wave are not so lucky.

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* ''Series/DeadliestCatch'': Once per season per boat in red king crab season, once per episode per boat in opilio season.
** Special mention goes to the ''Aleutian Ballad'', which got smacked by a 60-foot rogue wave in 2005 and nearly capsized.
** The Science Channel show ''Mysteries of the Missing'' episode "Ghost Ship of the Desert" spends the majority of the episode discussing rogue waves. The producers used ''Deadliest Catch'' footage and interview footage with ''Time Bandit''[='s=] Captain Hillstrand to highlight the rogue wave's obvious hazards.
* ''Series/{{Entourage}}'': A moment showing one of these about to hit a pier, dwarfing the hero as he runs toward it, is about all we get to see of the film version of ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' starring Vincent Chase.
* This is Weather Wizard's chosen method to destroy Central City in ''Series/TheFlash2014''. And it really ''was'' unstoppable; [[spoiler:the only reason the city wasn't destroyed it's is that the Flash [[ResetButton accidentally broke the time barrier and returned to the previous night]] when trying to create a wind shield against the tsunami by running faster than ever.]]
* A moment showing one of these about ''Series/HawaiiFive0'' New Series Season 1 Episode "Kai e'e". The Tsunami warning system is taken over and a false warning sent out. This is going to hit a pier, dwarfing be used by the hero as he runs toward it, is about all we get bad guys to see of facilitate their robbing the film version of ''Comicbook/{{Aquaman}}'' starring Vincent Chase, the main character of ''Series/{{Entourage}}''.
* ''Series/{{CSI}}'': Spells doom for a VictimOfTheWeek trapped in a storm drain during a flash flood in "Down the Drain".
police headquarters.
* ''Krakatoa: The Last Days''. Realising that the volcanic eruption will cause a tsumani, tsunami, Captain Lindeman ties himself to the wheel and steers his ship into the wave. The ship survives, but those landward of the wave are not so lucky.lucky.
* One of the first season episodes of ''Series/{{Sliders}}'' ended with the group reaching a San Francisco which is just about to get hit by a wave.
* The end of the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode [[Recap/StargateAtlantisS01E11TheEye "The Eye"]] has one hit the floating city.
* Happens in ''Series/UltramanLeo'' complete with people getting drowned and covered in debris as the wave levels buildings.
* Happens fairly often on ''Series/WhaleWars''; one 30 foot rogue wave in particular struck the left side of the ''[[CoolBoat Brigitte Bardot]]'' and nearly snapped the trimaran's port-side pontoon clean off!



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* Gali, [[ElementalPowers Toa of Water]], pulled this off in a ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' web serial. She usually just goes for bursts of water, but this time she decided the enemy was strong enough to warrant the of use very single drop of elemental energy she could muster. The wave was described as being "a thousand feet high" and destroyed every building in the land of Karzahni.
* [=RealLifeLore=] has examined several [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oaGUg7ik_c massive real-life tsunamis that qualify,]] including Vajont and La Palma noted below. However, he also notes that megatsunamis normally caused by the impact of a huge amount of earth entering the water, rather than "normal" tsunamis that are caused by earthquakes.



* [=RealLifeLore=] has examined several [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oaGUg7ik_c massive real-life tsunamis that qualify,]] including Vajont and La Palma noted below. However, he also notes that megatsunamis normally caused by the impact of a huge amount of earth entering the water, rather than "normal" tsunamis that are caused by earthquakes.

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