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Historically, Volcanic Island Landslides Do Not Cause Massive Tsunamis
2013-12-12 07:01:59

Researchers at the National Oceanography Center say that the risk posed by tsunami waves generated by Canary Island landslides may need re-evaluation. Their findings suggest that these landslides result in smaller tsunami waves than previously thought by some authors, because of the processes involved.

Eltanin meteor
2012-09-20 04:27:37

Around 2.5 million years ago, a huge meteor collided with the Earth and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean. A new study suggests that not only could this have caused a massive tsunami, but it may also have plunged the world into the Ice Ages.

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2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia.

2011-03-16 07:20:00

TUCSON, Ariz., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent Japanese earthquake and tsunami and the 2004 Indonesian earthquake and tsunami have shocked the world. Dr.

2010-02-24 06:50:00

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2009-05-03 12:05:00

Researchers say sedimentary deposits from more than 20 cores in New York and New Jersey indicate that some sort of violent force, such as a huge wave, swept the Northeast coastal region some 2,300 years ago.

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2009-04-29 10:54:02

A persistent school of thought in recent years has held that so-called "chevrons," large U- or V-shaped formations found in some of the world's coastal areas, are evidence of megatsunamis caused by asteroids or comets slamming into the ocean.

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2008-10-30 08:35:00

Geologists have dug deep enough to find that a mega-tsunami hit southeast Asia 700 years ago rivaling the deadly one in 2004.

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2006-10-25 03:00:00

The details of a legend may also help scientists to learn something new about geology. Piccardi's investigation of one Italian legend has helped geologists to see something they had missed.

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2005-01-07 08:00:00

Science-fiction author, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, provides perspective on the tsunami disaster from his home in Sri Lanka. As one of the first to call for global satellite networks in 1945, his half-century legacy has played a key role in mitigating tragedies that offered few warning signs.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.