Canary Islands Landslides and Tsunami Generation: Can We Use Turbidite Deposits to Interpret Landslide Processes?
- R. B. WynnAffiliated withChallenger Division, Southampton Oceanography Centre, European Way
- , D. G. MassonAffiliated withChallenger Division, Southampton Oceanography Centre, European Way
The Cumbre Vieja volcano, on La Palma in the western Canary Islands, is an unstable area that may develop into a future landslide, generating a tsunami that could cause damage far from the source. However, volcaniclastic turbidites that are directly correlated with the two most recent Canary Islands landslides, show stacked sub-units within a single turbidite bed. This may indicate multiple stages of landslide failure. Similar findings have previously been reported from volcaniclastic turbidites linked to Hawaiian landslides. Consequently the potential tsunami hazard from such failures may be lower than previously predicted.
KeywordsCanary Islands landslides turbidites tsunamis
- Canary Islands Landslides and Tsunami Generation: Can We Use Turbidite Deposits to Interpret Landslide Processes?
- Book Title
- Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences
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- 1st International Symposium
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- Section 2
- pp 325-332
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- Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research
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- Springer Netherlands
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- Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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- 1. Department of Geology and Geological Engineering, Laval University
- 2. Department of Geology, University of Tromsø
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- 3. Challenger Division, Southampton Oceanography Centre, European Way, Southampton, SO14 3ZH, UK
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