Doggerland Wasn’t Destroyed by Tsunami but by Climate Change, New Study Suggests

Part of the now-submerged Doggerland would have survived the massive tsunamis triggered by the Storegga Slide and people would have reclaimed the land, until it was finally submerged beneath the rising seas

Ruth Schuster
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Around 8,150 years ago, the continental shelf off Norway collapsed and sent a mega-tsunami roaring across the North Sea. Evidence of the Storegga landslide on the Norwegian seabed – silent testimony to the three giant waves that crashed onto the shores around the North Sea, including the shores of Britain – have been identified. So has a lost land named Doggerland, a low-lying landmass that had lain between the United Kingdom and the Continent.

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