Sumatra cave showing `stunning` tsunami record found
Melbourne: Scientists have made an amazing discovery in the form a cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that holds a "beautiful and stunning" record of Indian Ocean tsunamis spanning over thousands of years.
Researchers have claimed that the layers of sandy sediments deposited by tsunamis in the cave, south of Banda Aceh, show that tsunamis have variations in time and size, News.com.au reported.
Research team leader, Charles Rubin from the Earth Observatory of Singapore, said that it`s something that communities need to know to develop better policy and planning in the region.
Rubin believes that the layers were dated between 2800 and 3300 years ago and some four to five tsunamis battered the area.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- DNA: Exclusive report on the extreme sacrifices made by ITBP soldiers
- Bird flu grips nation, Delhi worst affected
- I pay my tribute to martyr Naresh Pal: PM Narendra Modi
- How will the rift in Samajwadi Party affect UP politics?
- Some people are creating confusion between me and my father: Akhilesh Yadav
- Explosion in Delhi's Naya Bazar, one killed; anti-terror wing, Special cell at spot
- This is why Cyrus Mistry was removed as Chairman of Tata Sons!
- Prompt action on border pushes Pak to offer olive branch, says both sides need to 'formalise' 2003 ceasefire
- Read letters by Ratan Tata to PM Narendra Modi and Group employees after Cyrus Mistry's ouster
- 7th Pay Commission: Committee on Allowances proposes hike in HRA for central govt employees