Wild spring storms cause meteotsunami off northeast coast

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Thunder was booming across Long Island Tuesday during a wild spring storm.

A time-lapse video of the ordeal was captured from the room of the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University.

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The National Weather Service says the storms actually caused what's called a "meteotsunami" off the South Shore of Long Island in the ocean.

Tsunamis themselves are generally caused by earthquakes, but meteotsunamis erupt in changes of air-pressure.

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