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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea: Precursors of a catastrophic collapse

16 May 2019, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Geophysicists from the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research have published a study in which they analysed a landslide on Ritter Island that caused a tsunami in 1888. The research shows that sporadic, slow landslides on the island preceded a catastrophic collapse, providing insight into the dynamics of volcanic landslides.



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