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Tsunamis and Earthquakes

uses animation and virtual reality to show how tsumanis are generated by earthquakes. Learn about tsunami research and mitigation efforts -- how sediments are transported by a tsunami, how researchers decipher the geologic record of prehistoric tsunamis, and the seismograph network of the west coast tsunami warning system. (U.S. Geological Survey)

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Giant sand waves on the sea floor west of the Golden Gate, mapped for the first time at high resolution in 2004 and 2005. Computer-generated image by Patrick Barnard.

Giant sand waves and the Golden Gate

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