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

  title={Possible triggering of Heinrich events by ice-load-induced earthquakes},
  author={A. Hunt and Peter Eric Malin},
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