Mexican quake causes four foot waves in California desert

The recent  September 19th earthquake  in Mexico measured 7.6 on the Richter magnitude scale.  The earthquake was so powerful that it not only rocked Mexico’s West Coast, it also created four foot high waves in Death Valley.
The waves  (get video) occurred in a geothermal pool inside a massive limestone cave in Devil’s Hole Nevada, just a few miles from the California border.

The cave, which has water that’s hundreds of feet deep, is also home to fewer than 200 tiny “pupfish,” which are a species that is completely unique to the Devil’s Hole cave.  No fish were killed in the quake, and park officials claim that the sloshing water effect, known as a seiche, is s common phenomena at Devils hole during earthquakes.

 

 

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