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10% chance of big tsunami in next 50 years

  • PREVIOUS EARTHQUAKES

    This map shows the epicenters and dates of earthquakes greater than magnitude 8 in the Aleutian Islands during the 20th century. The colored lines indicate the tectonically active zones, with the red line marking the zone that poses the greatest tsunami threat to Hawaii. The 1946 quake, magnitude 8.6, generated a tsunami that killed 159 people in the state.

    Source: University of Hawaii

The odds are nearly 1-in-10 that a giant tsunami will hit Hawaii in the next 50 years from an earthquake in the Aleutian Islands, University of Hawaii researchers reported Friday. Read more

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