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USA, Canada: Salish seafloor mapping identifies earthquake and tsunami risks

24 Apr 2019, SSA

The central Salish Sea of the Pacific Northwest is bounded by two active fault zones that could trigger rockfalls and slumps of sediment that might lead to tsunamis. Extensive seismic mapping of the seafloor by Canadian and U.S. scientists has revealed details of the fault zones' extent and surrounding features.


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