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Unusual Tsunamis
cartoon of a person racing away from a large wave Not all tsunamis are generated by earthquakes. They can be caused by volcanoes, landslides, and even atmospheric disturbance.

Learn about the basics of tsunamis and their non-seismic sources in a new, archived lecture that's targeted to the general public, Unusual Sources of Tsunamis: From Krakatoa to Monterey Bay.

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