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Kilauea collapse could possibly spur superwave

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COURTESY GERARD FRYER / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII / 2014
The tsunami generated by Fogo’s collapse apparently swept boulders like this one from the shoreline up into the highlands of Santiago Island. Here, a researcher chisels out a sample.
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COURTESY GERARD FRYER / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII / 2014
Makauwahi sinkhole at Mahaulepu near Poipu, Kauai, has marine deposits inside as a result of the megatsunami and was discovered by David Burney.
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COURTESY GERARD FRYER / UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII / 2014
The Makauwahi sinkhole is about 100 yards from the beach and 24 feet up hill.