However, it remains to be seen whether an event this powerful will unfold again.
Dr Uisdean Nicholson from Heriot-Watt University said: “We still have a lot more work to do to properly assess that situation.
“That said, this is something that Indonesian governments probably should have on the risk register somewhere – even if we’re only talking about ‘low frequency, high impact’ events.”
Dr Nicholson and his team have found evidence of at least 19 ancient landslides in the Makassar Strait seabed.
Rachel Brackenridge, who took part in the study, said: “We found evidence of submarine landslides happening over 2.5 million years.
Published at Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:06:00 +0000