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Modern megatsunamis include the one associated with the [[1883 eruption of Krakatoa#Tsunamis and distant effects|1883 eruption of Krakatoa]] ([[volcanic eruption]]), the [[1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami]] ([[landslide]] into a bay), and the wave resulting from the [[Vajont Dam]] landslide (caused by human activity destabilizing sides of valley). Prehistoric examples include the [[Storegga Slide]] (landslide), and the [[Chicxulub crater|Chicxulub]], [[Chesapeake Bay impact crater|Chesapeake Bay]] and [[Eltanin impact|Eltanin]] meteor impacts.
 
Modern megatsunamis include the one associated with the [[1883 eruption of Krakatoa#Tsunamis and distant effects|1883 eruption of Krakatoa]] ([[volcanic eruption]]), the [[1958 Lituya Bay megatsunami]] ([[landslide]] into a bay), and the wave resulting from the [[Vajont Dam]] landslide (caused by human activity destabilizing sides of valley). Prehistoric examples include the [[Storegga Slide]] (landslide), and the [[Chicxulub crater|Chicxulub]], [[Chesapeake Bay impact crater|Chesapeake Bay]] and [[Eltanin impact|Eltanin]] meteor impacts.
  
The idea of a present day megatsunami in the Atlantic was popularized in a BBC television documentary broadcast in 2000, <ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami_transcript.shtml ''Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction'']. Transcript. BBC Two television programme, first broadcast 12 October 2000</ref>  This research, however, was later found to be flawed.<ref name=MegatsunamiStudyFlawed/>. There have been megatsunamis in the past in the Canary Islands,<ref name=PastCanaryIslesMegatsunami/> and future megatsunamis are possible there, but the current geological consensus is that these are only local and would diminish to a normal tsunami by the time it reached the continents.<ref name=LaPalmaMegatsunamipropagation/> Also, the current consensus for La Palma is that the region conjectured to collapse is too small and too geologically stable to do so in the next 10,000 years. Similar remarks apply to the suggestion of a megatsunami in Hawaii.<ref name=NationalGeographicNoMegatsunami/>. See [[#Potential future megatsunamis]].
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The idea of a present day megatsunami in the Atlantic was popularized in a BBC television documentary broadcast in 2000, <ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2000/mega_tsunami_transcript.shtml ''Mega-tsunami: Wave of Destruction'']. Transcript. BBC Two television programme, first broadcast 12 October 2000</ref>  This research, however, was later found to be flawed.<ref name=MegatsunamiStudyFlawed/>. There have been megatsunamis in the past,<ref name=PastCanaryIslesMegatsunami/> and future megatsunamis are possible but current geological consensus is that these are only local and would diminish to a normal tsunami by the time it reached the continents.<ref name=LaPalmaMegatsunamipropagation/> Also, the current consensus for La Palma is that the region conjectured to collapse is too small and too geologically stable to do so in the next 10,000 years. Similar remarks apply to the suggestion of a megatsunami in Hawaii.<ref name=NationalGeographicNoMegatsunami/>. See [[#Potential future megatsunamis]].
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