Ancient tsunami ‘hit New York’
Published on May 3rd, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks2
Steven Goodbred, an Earth scientist at Vanderbilt University, said large gravel, marine fossils and other unusual deposits found in sediment cores across the area date to 2,300 years ago.
The size and distribution of material would require a high velocity wave and strong currents to move it, he said, and it is unlikely that short bursts produced in a storm would suffice.
"If we're wrong, it was one heck of a storm," said Dr Goodbred.