29 October 2008

New studies about 2004 tsunami

Alright. A super interesting article (even if it is reported by the slightly Fox-ish BBC).

Two separate studies have shown that the 2004 tsunami might not have been the first of its kind to hit the region.

Two international collaborations have sampled the sediments in Thailand and Sumatra to examine tsunami history.

At both sites, there was evidence of sediment laid down by a large tsunami between 600 and 700 years ago, pre-dating written and oral records.

Wonder if it does mean that there just might be 600 year cycles of such events? Who knows, but these good folk will hopefully contribute to research that will lead to such important revelations.