Tidal Bores Continue To Delight While Typhoon Usagi Kills

A tidal bore, in which “the leading edge of an incoming tide forms a wave (or waves) of water that travels up a river or narrow bay against the direction of the river or bay’s current,” as defined by Wikipedia, caused hundreds to gather at the bank of Qiantang River Haining, Zhejiang Province yesterday.

The tidal bores there are strongest on the 18th day of the eighth lunar month, which fell on September 22 this year. To the best of our knowlege, no one got hurt this time, like last time. The highest wave was supposed to reach 3.7 meters, accoring to Xinhua.

Meanwhile, in other weather-related news, Typhoon Usagi has killed at least 21 people in southern China, specifically Guangdong province. At least 20 died as the result of a landfall.

Here are images collected on Youku:

Youku vid of the tidal bores:

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