BARNEGAT LIGHT, NJ - According to reports, the wave that hit the New Jersey shore earlier this month has been declared a tsunami by NOAA's West Coast/Alaska Tsunami Warning Center.
Scientists are still reviewing the nature of it, but around 3:30 p.m. June 13, water reportedly began to rush out of the Barnegat Inlet unusually fast and was followed by an alleged 6-foot wave, resident Brian Coen told Daily Mail. .
Three people were reportedly sucked into the water by the wave, two of them requiring subsequent medical attention.
Coen told Daily Mail the wave had a different kind of energy and was more like "a surge." According to reports, after a while, the current went back in at seemingly the same speed.
Possible causes of the tsunami wave, such as the June 13 derecho, may be to blame.