How a 1,000‑year‑old tsunami in the Indian Ocean points to greater risk than originally thought
Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy: © Isabelle Duflo
Tsunami risk has been considered to be low in East African countries, mainly because of the limited damage caused by the 2004 tsunami. Until now.
A recent study led by Vittorio Maselli, assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences in the Faculty of Science, has identified a deadly tsunami about 1,000 years ago in Tanzania, suggesting that the tsunami risk in East Africa could be higher than previously thought…