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Missing after tidal wave on island off Greenland’s coast

Missing after tidal wave on island off Greenland’s coast

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On an island off the west coast of Greenland after an earthquake and tsunami in the night from Saturday to Sunday, four people missing. Seven were injured. Of the more than hundred inhabitants of the island of Nuugaatsiaq had 78 in safety.

The police is still looking for 23 others. They are not listed officially as missing, because they may be at sea or elsewhere in Greenland were in when the earthquake and tidal wave occurred.

The earthquake had a strength of 4.0. By the earthquake and tidal wave were eleven buildings damaged or washed away.

On the coast of Greenland do more frequent tsunamis. According to geologists are those caused by landslides and destructive ice of melting glaciers.

Greenland belongs to Denmark, but was 57,000 residents since 2009 autonomous.

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