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Massive tsunami that struck centuries ago could recur

  • COURTESY GERARD FRYER / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII
    Hundreds of years ago a giant tsunami deposited the equivalent of nine shipping containers worth of debris into the Makauwahi sinkhole southwest of Lihue, according to a study by Hawaii researchers. The sinkhole was discovered by David Burney, former director of the National Tropical Botanical Garden on Kauai, in 1992.

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