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TitleA sand sheet deposited by the 1964 Alaska Tsunami at Port Alberni, British Columbia
 
AuthorClague, J J; Bobrowsky, P TORCID logo; Hamilton, T S
SourceEstuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science vol. 38, 1994 p. 413-421, https://doi.org/10.1006/ecss.1994.1028
Year1994
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 46292
PublisherElsevier BV
Documentserial
Lang.English
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceBritish Columbia
NTS92F/07
AreaPort Alberni
Lat/Long WENS-125.0000 -124.5000 49.3333 49.2500
Subjectsgeochronology; sedimentology; tsunami; sands; cesium; marshes; intertidal environment; radiocarbon dates; radiometric dates; radioisotopes; isotopes; sediments; cesium isotopic ratios; Quaternary
Illustrationssketch maps; photographs; analyses
AbstractThe stratigraphic record of 137Cs activity in a tidal marsh at Port Alberni, British Columbia, suggests that a widespread sand sheet just below the marsh surface was deposited by the tsunami from the great Alaska earthquake of 1964. We propose, by analogy, that similar deeper sand sheets at Port Alberni also may have been deposited by earthquake-induced tsunamis.
GEOSCAN ID193667

 
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