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New Geological Research Suggests Undersea Cracks Along East Coast Continental Shelf Pose Danger Of Landslides And Tsunamis

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May 10, 2000
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University Of Texas
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Geological research by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory suggests that landslides on the outer continental shelf and slope along the Mid-Atlantic coast could have the potential to trigger tsunamis that might have devastating effects on populated coastal areas.

AUSTIN, Texas — Geological research by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory suggests that landslides on the outer continental shelf and slope along the Mid-Atlantic coast could have the potential to trigger tsunamis that might have devastating effects on populated coastal areas. Tsunamis are sometimes inaccurately referred to as tidal waves.


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University Of Texas. "New Geological Research Suggests Undersea Cracks Along East Coast Continental Shelf Pose Danger Of Landslides And Tsunamis." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 10 May 2000. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000510065459.htm>.
University Of Texas. (2000, May 10). New Geological Research Suggests Undersea Cracks Along East Coast Continental Shelf Pose Danger Of Landslides And Tsunamis. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000510065459.htm
University Of Texas. "New Geological Research Suggests Undersea Cracks Along East Coast Continental Shelf Pose Danger Of Landslides And Tsunamis." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000510065459.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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