Some 3,300 years ago a tsunami must have hit the the island of Bonaire  in the Caribbean
, though no historical records of tsunamis exist.

Sediments don’t lie and the sediments studied by scientists writing in Naturwissenschaften – The Science of Nature
 showed that this tsunami entirely changed the coastal ecosystem and sedimentation patterns in the area.

The Caribbean is no stranger to coastal hazards, including tropical cyclones, earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, but historical records for the island of Bonaire only go back 500 years. It has not experienced a tsunami during that time but overwash deposits from a coastal lagoon provide evidence for a real doozy of a tsunami in prehistory.

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