Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction
BBC2 9:30pm Thursday 12th October 2000
Books and articles:
a Natural History of Global Disasters
by Bill McGuire (Cassell, London, 1999).
Professor Bill McGuire graphically describes four types of catastrophe
that could devastate the Earth. One chapter describes how a mega-tsunami
would result from a volcanic collapse on La Palma in the Canary
2nd edition by Walter C. Dudley and Min Lee (University of Hawaii
Press, Honolulu, 1998).
A history of tsunami featuring lots of eyewitness accounts, including
a section on the 1958 mega-tsunami in Lituya Bay, Alaska.
The Drowning Wave
New Scientist, 7th October 2000, p26
Magazine feature written by Horizon researcher Tristan Marshall.
relevant scientific papers may also be found in:
of Volcanology and Geothermal Research
(Special Issue: Deformation and Flank Instability of Oceanic Island
Volcanoes: A Comparison of Hawaii and Atlantic Island Volcanoes
edited by J. C. Carracedo, S. J. Day & D. Elsworth., Vol. 94 issues
1-4, 1st December 1999)
BBC web pages:
BBC News Online report on about the possible effects of a mega-tsunami from La Palma:
A scientific account of the 2004 Asian tsunami, featuring survivors' stories:
Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre, University College London:
Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich:
The Geological Society, London:
Natural Environment Research Council Tsunami Risks Project:
University of Washington Tsunami Information:
Pacific Tsunami Museum, Hawaii:
Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction programme page
Mega-tsunami: Questions and Answers
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