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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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, published in the journal Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, suggest that these landslides result in smaller tsunami waves than previously thought by some authors, because of the processes involved. Using the geological record from deep marine sediment, the...

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

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Around 2.5 million years ago, a huge meteor collided with the Earth and fell into the southern Pacific Ocean. A new study, published in the Journal of Quaternary Science, suggests that not only could this have caused a massive tsunami, but it may also have plunged the world into the Ice Ages. A research team from Australia says that because the Eltanin meteor — which was up to two kilometers across — crashed into deep...

2011-07-12 08:15:00

Professor Andreas Vött presents new results of geomorphological and geoarcheological investigations on the sedimentary burial of Olympia Olympia, site of the famous Temple of Zeus and original venue of the Olympic Games in ancient Greece, was presumably destroyed by repeated tsunamis that travelled considerable distances inland, and not by earthquake and river floods as has been assumed to date. Evidence in support of this new theory on the virtual disappearance of the ancient cult site...

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. Jeffrey Goodman, an archeologist and geologist who has spent years researching the Bible's stories of catastrophe, says that tsunamis that dwarf those of Japan and Indonesia are written about in the Bible. In his new book "THE COMETS OF GOD" Goodman says the Bible tells of a mega-tsunami that occurred in the past and a...

2010-02-24 06:50:00

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] today announced it has been awarded a contract for the production and delivery of three SAIC Tsunami Buoy (STB) systems and long-term maintenance services to the Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS), Ministry of Earth Sciences in Hyderabad, India. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100224/PH59894) The STB systems will be deployed at...

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, BBC News reported. While some experts believe it could have been a large storm, other evidence is increasingly pointing to a rare Atlantic Ocean tsunami. The size and distribution of material would require a high velocity wave and strong currents to move it, according to Steven Goodbred,...

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. University of Washington geologist and tsunami expert Jody Bourgeois has a simple response: Nonsense. The term "chevron" was introduced to describe large dunes shaped something like the stripes you might see on a soldier's uniform that are hundreds of...

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. Two teams of geologists found sedimentary evidence in coastal marshes in Thailand and Sumatra. At both sites, there was evidence of sediment laid down by a large tsunami between 600 and 700 years ago, pre-dating written and oral records. "Tsunamis are something we never experienced before and after 2004, people thought it was something we would never experience...

2006-10-25 03:00:00

By Steve Connor Apollo drew his bow and fired arrow after arrow into the deadly pythondragon guarding the sacred ground of Ge, the goddess of the earth. With his victory, Apollo gained the right to call the slopes of Delphi his earthly sanctuary. It is a beautiful myth. Out of it grew the story of the Oracle of Delphi, a soothsayer who inhaled the breath of Apollo. The Pythia, the priestess who sat on a tripod inhaling fumes from the bowels of the earth, went into trances and muttered...

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. Astrobiology Magazine -- "What happened on 26 December, 2004, was an unprecedented global catastrophe," said United Nations' Secretary General Kofi Annan "It requires an unprecedented global response ... It is...

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  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.