The Washington Post

The deadly 1946 tsunami pales in comparison to the 30-foot tsunami that roared ashore on the island of Kaua'i about 500 years ago, researchers have confirmed.

After the June 13 complex of storms exited the coast, the ocean abruptly pulled back before reversing course and crashing inland, raising the sea and the prospects that the storms may have triggered a small tsunami along the eastern seaboard.