Killer Wave of 1607 In a BBC Timewatch programme, two experts have argued a tsunami could have caused the devastation. History Series. The flooding stretched as far as the Glastonbury Tor 14 miles inland, and inundated two hundred square miles of Somerset, Devon, Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire, killing an estimated 2,000 people. Low-lying places in Devon, Somerset, Gloucestershire, and South Wales were flooded.
6 Timewatch - The Killer Wave of 1607 Striking suddenly, a killer wave of water struck the counties of the Bristol Channel on 30 January 1607. On 30 January 1607, around noon, the coasts of the Bristol Channel suffered from unexpectedly high floodings that broke the coastal defences in several places. All episodes.
A massive wave devastated the counties of the Bristol Channel. The devastation was particularly severe on the Welsh side, extending from Laugharne in Carmarthenshire to above Chepstow in Monmouthshire.
Eyewitness accounts of the disaster, published in six different pamphlets of the time, told of "huge and mighty hills of water" advancing at a speed "faster than a greyhound can run" and only receding 10 days later.
Three months ago, a tsunami triggered by a submarine earthquake near northern Indonesia killed nearly 300,000 people. BBC 4. 2007-2008: In Search Of The Wreckers. In January, the MSC Napoli ran aground, spilling its cargo on Branscombe beach in Devon. 2008-2009: 5. It … Timewatch. The Killer Wave of 1607, a Timewatch special, was broadcast on BBC Two on Sunday 3 April. History Documentary hosted by Michael Praed, published by BBC broadcasted as part of BBC Timewatch series in 2005 - English narration  Cover Information9am, 20th January 1607. The BBC made a Timewatch programme about Haslett and Bryant’s research entitled Killer Wave of 1607 that was broadcast in 2005, and then a follow up Britain’s Forgotten Floods in 2008, suggesting a tsunami in the Severn may not be an isolated occurrence around the British coast. Geologist Simon Haslett and tsunami expert Ted Bryant reveal the devastation caused to Britain when a 12m-high wall of water hit an area near Bristol in 1607 and claimed 2,000 lives. The Last Day Of World War One. … 14-05-2019. Timewatch.
2004-2005: The Killer Wave Of 1607. General Information . Other UK tsunamis include a 70ft- (20m) high wave that hit Scotland 7,000 years ago, following a massive landslip in Norway. All episodes. Watch The Killer Wave of 1607 live on the web . The public were delighted, but the authorities were determined to police ... 07-04-2019. BBC 4.