Topic: Seismic

Stiff Sediments Made 2004 Sumatra Earthquake Deadliest in History

June 23, 2011

An international team of geoscientists has discovered an unusual geological formation that helps explain how an undersea earthquake off the coast of Sumatra in December 2004 spawned the deadliest tsunami in recorded history.

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'Ultrasound' of Earth's Crust Reveals Inner Workings of a Tsunami Factory

Nov. 15, 2007

Research announced this week by a team of U.S. and Japanese geoscientists may help explain why part of the seafloor near the southwest coast of Japan is particularly good at generating devastating tsunamis, such as the 1944 Tonankai event, which killed at least 1,200 people.

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