Ever since I first heard about a tsunami after the devastating Japan earthquake, waves have been on top of my list of Things-that-scare-the-shit-outta-me. And looks like my nightmare exists as a massive mountain of water as a record breaking wave was formed between Atlantic UK and Iceland. The monstrous wave measures to 62.3 feet in height and is triple the size of a double decker bus.
The UN’s weather agency on Tuesday December 13 announced the highest wave on record – a behemoth that towered 19 metres (62.3 feet) above the North Atlantic.
Scrutiny of data sent back by an automated buoy showed a monster wave rose at 0600 GMT on February 4, 2013 at a remote spot between Britain and Iceland, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said.
‘This is the first time we have ever measured a wave of 19 meters.