Deposit from a Giant Wave on the Island of Lanai, Hawaii

@article{Moore1984DepositFA,
  title={Deposit from a Giant Wave on the Island of Lanai, Hawaii},
  author={J. G. Moore and G. William Moore},
  journal={Science},
  year={1984},
  volume={226},
  pages={1312 - 1315}
}
Limestone-bearing gravel, the newly named Hulopoe Gravel, blankets the coastal slopes on Lanai. The deposit, which reaches a maximum altitude of 326 meters, formerly was believed to have been deposited along several different ancient marine strandlines, but dated submerged coral reefs and tide-gauge measurements indicate that the southeastern Hawaiian Islands sink so fast that former worldwide high stands of the sea now lie beneath local sea level. Evidence indicates that the Hulopoe Gravel and… Expand
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It is shown that the Hulopoe gravel was formed by multiple depositional events, separated by considerable periods of time, thus invalidating the main premise of the ‘giant wave’ hypothesis. Expand
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