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Tsunamis and earthquakes: What physics is interesting?

Stevenson, David (2005) Tsunamis and earthquakes: What physics is interesting? Journal of the Geological Society of India, 66 (4). pp. 497-499. ISSN 0016-7622.

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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 Geological Society of India. Reprinted with permission from American Institute of Physics from "Physics Today", v.58, no. 16, June 2005, pp. 10-11, for the benefit of our readers - Editor.
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