This is a nice detailed report pretty covered all the bases. What had happened may be considered as a kind of "meteoro tsunami" since it caused by atmospheric pressure change. It is part of the freaque waves phenomenon since it happens without warning and it caused considerable damage, but it is also a "very common phenomenon" locally in Malta. I think the meteoro-tsunami researchers should pay more attention to this. It is something of interest to study nevertheless!
Thursday, July 19, 2012
From Malta, the "milghuba".
This news report by Kristina Chetcuyi of Times of Malta just happened at my favorite island country Malta, in the middle of the Mediterranean south of Italy: