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Re: Vanuatu sea levels

A drop of 1mm equates to about 360 cubic kilometres of water, so a drop of 14cm is about 50,400 cubic kilometres or about two and a half Baltic Seas. It's hard to believe that an amount of water that size could disappear from the ocean. It's much easier to believe that the error in the measurements being quoted is fairly large.