ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska scientists have found a second slope that has the potential to create a landslide or a destructive tsunami.
KTUU-TV reports the slope in the Prince William Sound area is next to a previously discovered slope that Alaska Department of Natural Resources Geohydrologist Ronald Daanen says is much larger. But Daanen says the smaller slope could create a tsunami just as big.
The New York Times had reported in May that scientists had estimated a collapse of the bigger slope was likely within two decades.
KTUU-TV reports that while data shows the original, larger slope is moving on and off again, the newly discovered slope appears to be moving at a more concerning rate.