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Extinction could be caused by mega tsunamis due to climate change

Extinction could be caused by mega tsunamis due to climate change

"As the glaciers around the world become smaller, they dramatically change landscapes," said Dan Shugar, a professor at the University of Washington Tacoma and co-author of the study. According to the research, the glaciers' ice works as a support for the rocks and the land mass surrounding them, so when this ice melts, the rock will fall into the water and get flooded, some gigantic tsunamis. the whole world.

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However, this is not just a simple theory. In 2015, the melting of the Tyndall glacier in Alaska caused the collapse of the land in the area and sent 180 million tons of rock to the bottom of the Taan fjord.

The enormous amount of rock that was submerged under the water caused the displacement of huge amounts of water in that coast, resulting in a 193-meter high tsunami that reached the coast of Alaska just minutes away from the melting of the Tyndall glacier.

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