oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Past tsunamis

Volume 13, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



Extracted from text ... Although tsunamis occur most frequently in the Pacific Ocean, they are known to occur anywhere. Many ancient descriptions of sudden and catastrophic waves exist, particularly in and around the Mediterranean Sea. A large percentage of world cultures share the legend of a Great Deluge or Flood, which may have been inspired by oral histories of real-life tsunamis. 5000 BC and before In the North Atlantic Ocean, the Storegga Slide was a major series of sudden underwater land movements over the course of the last 20 000 years, resulting in massive tsunamis covering much of present-day Scotland. 1650 BC Santorini At ..

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