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Woodcut of the 1607 flood in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary. | by ProfSimonHaslett
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Woodcut of the 1607 flood in the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.

Since 2002, Professor Simon Haslett and Dr Ted Bryant have undertaken research into tsunami and tsunami-like waves occurring around the coast of the British Isles.

 

This image is a woodcut from a contemporary pamphlet (chap book) depicting the aftermath of the 1607 flood in the coastal lowlands of the Bristol Channel and Severn Estuary.

 

Further reading

Bryant, E. A. and Haslett, S. K., 2003: Was the AD 1607 coastal flooding event in the Severn Estuary and Bristol channel (UK) due to a tsunami Archaeology in the Severn Estuary 13 (for 2002), 163–167.

Bryant, E. A. and Haslett, S. K. 2007: Catastrophic wave erosion, Bristol Channel, UK – impact of tsunami?, J. Geol., 115, 253–269.

 

Ref: 1607 woodcut

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Taken on February 21, 2012