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Failures of Germany’s largest cliff coast sensed by seismometers

The ten km long, bright white coast of Germany’s largest island, Rügen, is shaped by episodically occurring failures. These failures were typically assumed to happen due to strong rain storms. In a study carried out over more than two years, scientists of GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences were able to draw a new and surprisingly detailed picture of coastal cliff failure activity.

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