|Posted by Conspiracy Cafe on August 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM|
The discovery was made around the western end of the Alaska Peninsula and the eastern Aleutian Islands
A geologic fault has been found off Alaska that suggests a high risk of tsunamis
The feature resembles one that produced the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan
Waves triggered by the Alaska fault could hit more southernly North American coasts, the researchers claim
Scientists probing under the seafloor off Alaska have found a geologic fault they say signals significant risk of a mega-tsunami in future.
The feature closely resembles one that produced the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan, killing some 20,000 people and melting down three nuclear reactors.
Writing in Nature Geoscience, the team warn a large tsunami in in the area 'could have devastating consequences to coastal communities locally in Alaska and around the Pacific Ocean'
A tsunami can occur as ocean crust (brown area) dives under continental crust (orange), causing the ocean floor to suddenly move. In a region off Alaska, researchers have found a large fault indicating a tsunami-prone area where the floor can move more efficiently