Impact of the Minoan tsunami of Santorini: Simulated scenarios in the eastern Mediterranean

  title={Impact of the Minoan tsunami of Santorini: Simulated scenarios in the eastern Mediterranean},
  author={Maria Teresa Pareschi and Massimiliano Favalli and Enzo Boschi},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
We have simulated the impact of the tsunami generated by the Late Bronze Age (LBA) volcanic eruption of Santorini on the Eastern Mediterranean. Two different tsunami triggering mechanisms were considered: a caldera collapse and pyroclastic flows/surges entering the sea. Simulations include the “worst” input conditions in order to evaluate the maximum possible impacts, but also “lighter” input conditions, compatible with the lack of any tsunami trace on the Northern coasts of Crete. In all the… 

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