Saturday, February 12, 2022

Record-breaking rogue wave documented near Vancouver Island


A rogue wave measuring 58 feet (17.6 meters) tall was recorded off the coast of Vancouver Island, breaking the record for proportionality at three times the size of surrounding waves.

"Only a few rogue waves in high sea states have been observed directly, and nothing of this magnitude. 


"Rogue waves are generated by wind, so they are just a rare occurrence of wind generated waves. Whereas a tsunami is generated most commonly by an earthquake, underwater earthquake, or as we've seen recently a volcano eruption"