How a 1,000‑year‑old tsunami in the Indian Ocean points to greater risk than originally thought

How a 1,000‑year‑old tsunami in the Indian Ocean points to greater risk than originally thought


Indian Ocean. Photo courtesy: © Isabelle Duflo

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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…

Read Full Article, PhysOrg (05-15-2020)

1,000-year-old bones represent oldest tsunami victims in East Africa, National Geographic (05-13-2020)

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