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Transatlantic tsunamis

Tappin, David. 2007 Transatlantic tsunamis. Planet Earth (Autumn 2007). 22.

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Abstract/Summary

A collapsing volcano could create a devastating tsunami in the Atlantic. Dave Tappin says new evidence suggests it wouldn't be the first time. Since the Boxing Day earthquake in 2004 tsunamis have been big news. The images from the Indian Ocean of unstoppable waves crashing against vulnerable coastlines seared our minds and confirmed the ever-present danger from this natural hazard. Yet earthquakes are not the only source of tsunamis. They may also be caused by submarine landslides and flanks of volcanoes collapsing into the sea on volcanic islands. Available fulltext at: http://planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/features/story.aspx?id=141

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes > Seismology and Geomagnetism
ISSN: 1479-2605
Additional Keywords: Tsunamis
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
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Date made live: 23 Sep 2009 13:30
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/4215

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