Increased marine sediment suspension and fluxes following an earthquake


Earthquakes are commonly cited as one possible triggering mechanism for turbidity flows—dense sediment–water plumes that can transport large volumes of sediment great distances down slope—in both marine and lacustrine settings. Heezen and Ewing were the first to make such a suggestion, attributing breaks in a sea-floor telephone cable in the North Atlantic… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/18430

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