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Tsunamis and Earthquakes: What Physics is Interesting?

Stevenson, David (2005) Tsunamis and Earthquakes: What Physics is Interesting? Physics Today, 58 (6). pp. 10-11. ISSN 0031-9228.

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In 1960, my elementary school in Wellington, New Zealand, was evacuated for fear of the tsunami from the great Chile earthquake, the largest in the past century. My school was about six feet above sea level, but (to our disappointment) no substantial wave arrived, and the disruption was brief. The tsunami from that earthquake crossed the Pacific Ocean and devastated downtown Hilo on the main island of Hawaii.

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Additional Information:© 2005 American Institute of Physics.
Issue or Number:6
Classification Code:PACS: 91.30.Nw; 91.30.Bi; 91.30.Mv; 91.30.Fn; 91.30.Ye
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Official Citation:Tsunamis and Earthquakes: What Physics is Interesting? David Stevenson, Phys. Today 58, 10 (2005), DOI:10.1063/1.1996451
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