An expert has warned that increased seismic activity could potentially cause sea levels to rise faster than climate change – a concern that may impact insurance policies in active earthquake zones like New Zealand.
Shin-Chan Han, a professor at the University of Newcastle in Australia, told CGTN that sea levels in American Samoa rose at five times the global average due to land subsidence – a sinking effect in the Earth’s crust that was triggered by the Samoa-Tongan earthquakes in 2009.
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