Siberian Federal University

Tsunami Chronology supporting Late Holocene Impacts

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Issue
Engineering and Technologies. February 2010 (Vol. 3, Issue 1)
Authors
Bryant, Edward; Haslett, Simon K.; Scheffers, Sander; Scheffers, Anja; Kelletat, Dieter
Contact information
Bryant, Edward : Science Faculty Office, University of Wollongong; NSW, Australia, 2516, e-mail: ; Haslett, Simon K. : CELT, University of Wales, Newport, Caerleon Campus; Lodge Road, Caerleon, South Wales, NP18 3QT, UK,; Scheffers, Sander : Southern Cross University, School of Environmental Management and Science; Lismore, NSW, Australia, 2480,; Scheffers, Anja : Southern Cross University, School of Environmental Management and Science; Lismore, NSW, Australia, 2480,; Kelletat, Dieter : University of Cologne, Institute of Geography; 50623 Cologne, Germany,
Keywords
mega-tsunami; shoreline tsunami deposits; radiocarbon calendar distributions; impact craters late Holocene
Abstract

The Holocene Impact Working Group (HIWG) has identified the location of at least eight impacts into the worlds oceans in the Late Holocene. Each of these was capable of generating large tsunami that should have left a geological footprint on adjacent shorelines. We have identified from shoreline tsunami deposits five known impact events (Fig. 1), two of which are associated with impact craters identified by the HIWG. The other three are associated with legends and historical descriptions. This paper presents the chronology of tsunami events in New South Wales (NSW) and Western Australia (WA)-on opposite coasts of Australia, and in the UK that are linked to impact events.

Pages
63-71
Paper at repository of SibFU
http://elib.sfu-kras.ru/handle/2311/1636