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19 December 2014

At www.sciencenews.org/article/super-typhoon-shoved-supersized-boulder … we learn that the devastating typhoon that struck the Philippines in November of last year (2013)was so powerful a wave pushed a huge boulder 9m wide and 180 metric tones in weight, up on to the beach. The story is in a paper read at the December 2014 AGY annual meeting in San  Francisco (prior to publication in a suitable journal). It is said to the biggest known rock to have been moved by a giant wave of water – during a storm. However, catastrophists may take that with a large dollop of salt as Typhoon Haiyan was probably quite puny in comparison with the kind of thing that might have happened in the historical past. 

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