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Deposit from a giant wave on the Island of Lanai, Hawaii

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Abstract

Limestone-bearing gravel, the newly named Hulopoe Gravel, blankets the coastal slopes on Lanai. The deposit, which reaches a maximum altitude of 326 meters, formerly was believed to have been deposited along several different ancient marine strandlines, but dated submerged coral reefs and tide-gauge measurements indicate that the southeastern Hawaiian Islands sink so fast that former worldwide high stands of the sea now lie beneath local sea level. Evidence indicates that the Hulopoe Gravel and similar deposits on nearby islands were deposited during the Pleistocene by a giant wave generated by a submarine landslide on a sea scarp south of Lanai.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Deposit from a giant wave on the Island of Lanai, Hawaii
Series title:
Science
Volume
226
Issue:
4680
Year Published:
1984
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Science
First page:
1312
Last page:
1315
Number of Pages:
4