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Breaking the rules for how tsunamis work: Sea floor earthquake zones can act like a 'magnifying lens' strengthening tsunamis beyond what was through possible

Until now, it was largely believed that the maximum tsunami height onshore could not exceed the depth of the seafloor. But new research shows that when focusing occurs, that scaling relationship breaks down and flooding can be up to 50 percent deeper with waves that do not lose height as they get closer to shore.
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Western Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami hazard potential greater than previously thought

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (last year)

Earthquakes similar in magnitude to the 2004 Sumatra earthquake could occur in an area beneath the Arabian Sea at the Makran subduction zone, according to recent research. Read Post

Breaking the rules for how tsunamis work

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (2 years ago)

The earthquake zones off of certain coasts—like those of Japan and Java—make them especially vulnerable to tsunamis, according to a new study. They can produce a focusing point that creates massive and devastating tsunamis that brea... Read Post

Breaking the rules for how tsunamis work

Academics / Geology : Geology Times (2 years ago)

Until now, it was largely believed that the maximum tsunami height onshore could not exceed the depth of the seafloor. But new research shows that when focusing occurs, that scaling relationship breaks down and flooding can be up to... Read Post


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