[LINK] Aust hub to speed up tsunami response

Stewart Fist stewart_fist at optusnet.com.au
Fri Dec 1 17:44:41 AEDT 2006

> Australian scientists will be able to respond faster to tsunami risks,
> with the opening this morning of a new central monitoring hub for the
> nation's tsunami warning centre in Canberra.

I guess that's to handle the fault line that runs under the Hill and Lake
Burley Griffin.

I've never heard any more about that claim, a few years ago, that a tsunami
hit Sydney about a hundred years before the First Fleet arrived.  They
claimed at the time that it threw very large boulders up on top of coastal
cliffs -- so if it was that size, it would have taken out most of Sydney at
a guess.

The story appears to have just disappeared, or been ignored.

I wonder whether the claim is generally accepted in the scientific
community, or whether it was considered fallacious/ridiculous.

Stewart Fist, writer, journalist, film-maker
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