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Freya Wrote:
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> Interesting. It raises at least one questions for
> me.
>
>
>
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A 10-member team from the National
> Institute of Oceanography (NIO) surveyed the area
> from March 10 to 18, and have found the ruins of
> one of six ancient temples that are thought to
> have been swallowed up by the ocean as sea
> levels rose
. The team, comprising of divers,
> geologists and archaeologists found a ten meter
> wall, a flight of stairs and carved blocks of
> stone on the ocean bed in twenty seven feet of
> water.
>
> [...]
>
> The area is believed to have been submerged in the
> aftermath of a tsunami that hit the coast in 952
> AD.
>
> [...]
>
> Geophysical survey data from past explorations
> have noted that a large built-up area was
> submerged, possibly due to the tsunami or because
> of soil erosion and tectonic movement.
>
> The 'due to tsunami' seems implausible. To sink
> permanently beneath the water (twenty seven feet
> of water according to the article) either the land
> has to lower (tectonics) or the sea has to rise.
> But it's the ocean. It's all connected. So if the
> sea level rises in India it rises all around the
> world.
> The ruins are dated "about 1,100 to 1,500 years
> old". There has been some rise in sea levels in
> this period but this much? Even if it was build at
> sea level (people usually don't do that because of
> wet feet) it would mean a worldwide 27 feet rise
> over the past 1.500 years. Think we would have
> noticed it.
>
> So as I see it only tectonics could account for it
> or the dating is wrong. Because there
> hasn't been that much sea level rise in the last
> couple of millenniums. The post-glacial rise
> tapered off around 5000/6000 BC. So it leaves some
> questions in my opinion.


Well, it does state that tectonics are a likely cause, so what's puzzling you? Obviously if it sank for that reason, then the sea level rose by the same amount as the land sank.

If it was drowned by a tsunami, that implies there was an earthquake, so that would account for the tectonic drop. The sea floor can rise or fall after a massive earthquake - such a thing happened off Sumatra during the 2004 earthquake and tsunami, where the sea-floor level dropped by a number of metres (I don't know the exact figure) and rose by 10 metres after the Japan earthquake in 2011.

I don't see any conflict in the article's conclusions.

Carol

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