Srinagar: A tsunami might have hit the Kashmir Valley nearly 250 million years ago, according to a US-based scientist.
"The geological evidence at Guryal ravine in the vicinity of the Srinagar city indicates the possibility of a tsunami having hit the Valley about 250 million years ago," Michael
Brookfield, who teaches at University of Massachusetts in Boston, said here today.
He was interacting with the students and faculty of Kashmir University.
Brookfield said Guryal section closely resembles the K-T boundary section in Texas and may have been formed in the same way from a waning tsunami.
Guryal ravine site is one of the world`s richest fossil sites. Thousands of pre-dinosaur fossils are scattered in the rocks of the ravine, rated by geologists as the world`s
premier site for the study of species from the Permian period (299-251 million years ago).