Big tsunami raked Mexico's Yucatan coast 1,000 years ago

March 6, 2015 12:55 AM

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A wall of debris stretching about 30 miles (50 km) may be the remnants of a natural disaster that struck Mexico's Caribbean coast more than 1,000 years ago in an area where tourists now flock to beach resorts and ancient Maya ruins.

A huge tsunami is the likely culprit, propelling debris including boulders made of reef material ripped from the seafloor far inland, scientists said on Thursday.

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