Study: Alaska Tsunami Likely In Next Two Decades
RESARCHERS WARN THAT A TSUNAMI COULD OCCUR IN ALASKA IN THE COMING DECADES
(CNN) – Researchers are warning of a potential tsunami in Alaska in a few decades.
They say a melting glacier may destabilize a massive slope in Barry Arm a Fjord 60 miles from Anchorage.
The New York Times reports that researchers from 14 organizations including Ohio State University, the University of Southern California and the University of Alaska started studying the area about a month ago.
They say an earthquake, prolonged rain, or a heat wave could collapse the slope, creating a tsunami hundreds of feet high.