Prodigious submarine landslides on the Hawaiian Ridge

  title={Prodigious submarine landslides on the Hawaiian Ridge},
  author={James G. Moore and David A. Clague and Robin T. Holcomb and Peter W. Lipman and William R. Normark and Michael E. Torresan},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  volume={Vol. 94},
  pages={Pages 17,465 - 17,484}
The extensive area covered by major submarine mass wasting deposits on or near the Hawaiian Ridge has been delimited by systematic mapping of the Hawaiian exclusive economic zone using the side-looking sonar system GLORIA. These surveys show that slumps and debris avalanche deposits are exposed over about 100,000 km2 of the ridge and adjacent seafloor from Kauai to Hawaii, covering an area more than 5 times the land area of the islands. Some of the individual debris avalanches are more than 200… 

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