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Palaeotsunamis in the Sino-Pacific region

September 17, 2020

Palaeotsunami research in the Sino-Pacific region has increased markedly following the 2011 Tōhoku-oki tsunami. Recent studies encompass a variety of potential sources and cover a full range of research activities from detailed studies at individual sites through to region-wide data collation for the purposes of database development. We synthesise palaeotsunami data from around the region drawing on key examples to highlight the progress made since 2011. We focus on a wide range of spatial and temporal scales, from region-wide to local events, from multi-millennial site records to estimates of magnitude and frequency along national coastlines. The review is based on sub-regions but in reviewing the combined records highlights common events and anomalies. In doing so we identify future research opportunities and notable findings arising from our review.

    Citation Information

    Publication Year 2020
    Title Palaeotsunamis in the Sino-Pacific region
    DOI 10.1016/j.earscirev.2020.103352
    Authors James Goff, Robert C. Witter, James Terry, Michaela Spiske
    Publication Type Article
    Publication Subtype Journal Article
    Series Title Earth-Science Reviews
    Index ID 70231640
    Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
    USGS Organization Alaska Science Center Geology Minerals

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