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Sumatra coastal cave records stunning tsunami history
BBC ^ | 11 December 2013 Last updated at 21:06 ET | Jonathan Amos

Posted on 12/12/2013 5:32:33 PM PST by BenLurkin

Scientists are using the site to help determine the frequency of catastrophes like the event of 26 December 2004.

This is being done by dating the cave's tsunami-borne sediments, which are easy to see between layers of bat droppings.

Continue reading the main story “ Start Quote Because people thought they had no history of such things, they thought it was impossible” End Quote Prof Kerry Sieh

Director, Earth Observatory of Singapore

"The tsunami sands just jump right out at you because they're separated by guano layers. There's no confusing the stratigraphy (layering)," explains Dr Jessica Pilarczyk.

"It makes for interesting field work; I'm not going to lie to you. The bats get very excited when people are disrupting their space. But from a geologist's point of view, this cave has the most amazing stratigraphy," she told BBC News.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: bandaaceh; catastrophism; chevrons; creation; fenambosychevrons; godsgravesglyphs; greatflood; madagascar; sumatra; tsunami; tsunamicaves

1 posted on 12/12/2013 5:32:33 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Also discussed here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3100916/posts


2 posted on 12/12/2013 5:45:23 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

Thx.


3 posted on 12/12/2013 5:53:48 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin
Studying tree rings is called dendrochronology.

Is this guanochronology or dungochronology?

4 posted on 12/12/2013 5:54:09 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: BenLurkin

5 posted on 12/12/2013 5:57:00 PM PST by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: BenLurkin

Yr wlcm.


6 posted on 12/12/2013 6:04:19 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

The latter, I would guess.


7 posted on 12/12/2013 6:04:57 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: DuncanWaring

This ain’t the only thing we can study by the LAYERS OF CRAP put down, starting with THE FOREIGNERS REGIME.


8 posted on 12/12/2013 6:14:24 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

P.S. - Whatever you call it, it’s a crappy job.


9 posted on 12/12/2013 6:25:18 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BenLurkin
Geologist:

"S#!t."

"No s#!t."

"S#!t."

"No s#!t.

10 posted on 12/12/2013 6:50:21 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

Do they call the guy that spots the tsunami layer “no s#!t sherlock”?


11 posted on 12/12/2013 6:58:02 PM PST by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

And then there was the French geologist who couldn’t see the layers the other guys were talking about. Dr. No Clouseau.


12 posted on 12/12/2013 8:01:20 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks BenLurkin, pinging this one as well, it's a bit earlier.

13 posted on 12/12/2013 8:07:22 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Thanks BenLurkin, pinging this one as well, it's a bit earlier.

14 posted on 12/12/2013 8:08:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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15 posted on 12/21/2013 6:42:23 AM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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