Tsunami on Carolina coast unlikely, but can’t be ruled out- WCIV

One College of Charleston professor cautions that the 7.3 magnitude earthquake was much different than the recent earthquake in Japan.

The South Carolina 1886 earthquake was nearly 1,000 times weaker than the one in Japan,” Associate ProfessorĀ of Geology Norm Levine says.

But, living along the coast, residents are in the tsunami zone. The chances of getting the destructive waves is relatively low, however, a tsunami can come from an unlikely place, like La Palma in the Canary Islands.


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