Onset of submarine debris flow deposition far from original giant landslide

  title={Onset of submarine debris flow deposition far from original giant landslide},
  author={Peter J. Talling and Russell B. Wynn and Douglas G. Masson and Micheal Frenz and Bryan Thomas Cronin and Ralf Schiebel and A. M. Akhmetzhanov and Sünje Dallmeier-Tiessen and Sara Benetti and Phillip P. E. Weaver and Aggeliki Georgiopoulou and Christine Z{\"u}hlsdorff and Lawrence A. Amy},
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