A tsunami can wipe out a city in minutes, but farther away cities have several hours warning. A seiche wave, on the other hand can hit nearly instantly — they travel at 18,000 MPH. This example is the best explanation for their destruction that we’ve seen.

A ‘seiche’ wave can outpace a tsunami, and both can be triggered by meteorites and earthquakes
http://theconversation.com/a-seiche-wave-can-outpace-a-tsunami-and-both-can-be-triggered-by-meteorites-and-earthquakes-114753

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