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Official Journal of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS)

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Fig. 3 | Geoscience Letters

Fig. 3

From: Occurrence of 1 ka-old corals on an uplifted reef terrace in west Luzon, Philippines: Implications for a prehistoric extreme wave event in the South China Sea region

Fig. 3

Representative photos of the survey site showing the occurrence and distribution of the coral boulders. a T3 rises to about 5 m amsl and is buried by sand, shells and shell fragments, and coral debris. Coral boulders are generally distributed close to the inner edge of T2 and just above the outer edge of T3. b Coral boulders on T2 and T3 are mostly individual corals, while the larger blocks are often cemented fragments of branching corals. c One of the young fossil corals, presumably Porites, sampled among the coral boulders on top of T3 yielded an age of 903.1 ± 3.9 years BP. A fossil coral sample nearby yielded an age of 945.1 ± 4.6 years BP

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