Possible triggering of Heinrich events by ice-load-induced earthquakes

@article{Hunt1998PossibleTO,
  title={Possible triggering of Heinrich events by ice-load-induced earthquakes},
  author={A. Hunt and Peter Eric Malin},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={393},
  pages={155-158}
}
North Atlantic sediments dating from the last ice age contain layers of rock fragments from northeastern Canada (so-called Heinrich layers). Like modern iceberg-borne sediments from Greenland, these layers have been attributed to ice-rafting episodes. Six Heinrich layers have been documented and correlated with climate changes. The layers, which are several centimetres thick, contain negligible amounts of foraminifera (which accumulate at a few millimetres per century), implying that they were… CONTINUE READING