A landslide in Prince William Strait can cause a strong tsunami in an area frequented by hundreds of fishermen and yacht enthusiasts, researchers say.
An open letter, signed by several scientists, warns that a tsunami could cover the strait area “probably within next year, exactly 20 years”. The report details the devastating effects.
The scientists argue that an unstable slope above the Barry Glacier about 60 miles east of Anchorage could collapse and cause a wave tens of meters high. The fall of the glacier “could release millions of tonnes of rock into the Harriman Fjord, causing a tsunami at least as large as some of the largest in the state’s history.