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August 31, 1998 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A five-member scientific team that visited the site of the July 17 tsunami on the Papua New Guinea coast now theorizes that the deadly sea waves were probably the result of an undersea landslide caused by an earthquake centered inland. This is a different scenario than the one reported in some initial dispatches from the site of the South Pacific disaster, which said the tsunami was set off by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake centered 12 miles out to sea.
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August 31, 1998 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A five-member scientific team that visited the site of the July 17 tsunami on the Papua New Guinea coast now theorizes that the deadly sea waves were probably the result of an undersea landslide caused by an earthquake centered inland. This is a different scenario than the one reported in some initial dispatches from the site of the South Pacific disaster, which said the tsunami was set off by a magnitude 7.0 earthquake centered 12 miles out to sea.
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