Tsunami in Greenland

5 people were missing after the tsunami that occurred on the West Coast of Greenland on Saturday evening, according to the website of the Greenland Radio KNR.

Data on the dead in the police is still not there. “I can not confirm that the dead were found,” said one of the Greenland police chiefs Bjern Tegner Bai, whose words are quoted on the KNR website. According to him, two people were seriously injured, seven – light injuries.

An earthquake of magnitude 4.0 occurred 30 km north of the village of Nuugaatsiak, which resulted in the collapse of the glacier, which caused the tsunami effect. Due to the tsunami, 11 houses in Nuugaaçiak, as well as districts in Illorsuite and Uummannaq, were particularly badly affected.

The most affected village of Nuugaaqiak, where 101 people live, local authorities evacuated from there 78 residents. The police ask the population of the village or their relatives to respond and inform about the whereabouts of other registered on the island, to exclude them as having gone abroad on vacation or on business trips.

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