Mega 75ft wave triggered off California by 100mph ‘bomb cyclone’

A monster 75ft wave has been recorded off California after a so-called “bomb cyclone” pounded the US West Coast.

It is the tallest documented by scientists at the University of California during the last 15 years a monitoring project has run.

Over that time, the average tallest wave height has not been more than 10ft in winter.

But during the recent weather phenomenon, where hurricane-strength winds saw gusts of more than 100mph, the average height of the tallest waves was 45ft with the largest measuring 75ft.

They were recorded about 20 miles off the coast of Cape Mendocino in northern California

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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