Category Archive 'Qiantang River Tidal Bore'

03 Sep 2011

Tidal Bore at Haining Strikes Crowd

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The tidal bore on the Qiantang River in Eastern China is the largest in world, commonly reaching heights of 9 m. (30′) and traveling at speeds up to 40 kph (25 mph).

Tourists travel annually to stand on the dike at Haining and admire this striking demonstration of Nature’s power, but this year an off-shore storm (Typhoon Nanmadol) added a little extra oomph to the incoming tide and last Wednesday more than 20 people were injured.

Looking at the photos, I was surprised that the news reports don’t mention dozens of deaths.

Daily Mail story.

HuffPo report & slideshow

Girl reporter gets wet

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