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Superstorm Sandy Detected by Seismometers
April 19, 2013 | The University of Utah

“We detected seismic waves created by the oceans waves both hitting the East Coast and smashing into each other,” with the most intense seismic activity recorded when Sandy turned toward Long Island, New York and New Jersey.


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Forgotten New Jersey Seawall Protected Homes from Hurricane Sandy
August 16, 2013 | National Science Foundation
"Two beachfront communities in New Jersey were hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, but one fared much better than the other thanks to a long-forgotten seawall buried beneath the sand." Quoted from the NSF press release.

Sandy Eroded Half of Fire Island Beaches and Dunes
August 27, 2013 | USGS
"Beaches and dunes on Fire Island, New York, lost more than half of their pre-storm volume during Hurricane Sandy, leaving the area more vulnerable to future storms." Quoted from the USGS press release.

USGS Publishes Fire Island Coastal Change Website
December 22, 2013 | USGS
The United States Geological Survey has a new website that documents coastal change that is occurring on Fire Island, where winds and waves are modifying the beaches and dunes of the barrier island. Data is also presented on how Hurricane Sandy modified the island. Image at right by USGS.


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