'Mild tsunami' sweeps along south west coast

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A "mild tsunami" along the south west coast was probably caused by an underwater landslide, a coastal expert has said.

The unusual tidal surge struck the Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Hampshire coastline on Monday morning.

There were reports of rivers changing direction, fish leaping out of the water and even hair standing on end because of static.

Dr Mark Davidson, from the University of Plymouth, said the surge was quite a "rare" occurrence.

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