This Video Does Not Show Cyclone Freddy in Madagascar and Mozambique
A video shows Cyclone Freddy, which hit the African countries of Madagascar and Mozambique.
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Social media users circulated a video that purportedly shows the recent Cyclone Freddy that affected the two African countries: Madagascar and Mozambique.
Misbar investigated the viral video and found the claim to be misleading.
After conducting a thorough reverse image search, Misbar’s team found the video making the rounds to be unrelated to the recent Cyclone Freddy that affected the two African countries.
This Video Shows the 2011 Japan Tsunami
TBS News Dig powered by JNN, a YouTube channel, published the video on February 25, 2021.
According to the video’s caption, the video features the tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011.
2011 Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
A 9.1-magnitude earthquake in the Japan Trench struck off the northeastern coast of Honshu on March 11, 2011.
The destructive earthquake was the biggest magnitude ever recorded in Japan and one of the largest earthquakes in the world since 1900.
A tsunami that was triggered by the earthquake quickly reached the coast, demolishing sea walls and quickly shutting down three nuclear reactors.
The Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami resulted in the deaths of more than 18,000 people.
Cyclone Freddy Hit Madagascar and Mozambique
Freddy, a tropical cyclone, made landfall in Madagascar and Mozambique in February 2023.
Four people have now died as a result of tropical cyclone Freddy in Madagascar, according to the authorities, as the storm moves west across the island country toward continental Africa.
Late on Tuesday, Freddy made landfall in southeast Madagascar, flooding the region and tearing off homes' roofs. Mozambicans sought refuge from the tropical storm.
Freddy made landfall in a small coastal town, and several days of intense rain were forecast for the nation's southern regions. No casualties were reported in Mozambique.
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