Tsunami Generated by the Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini), Greece

@article{Mccoy2000TsunamiGB,
  title={Tsunami Generated by the Late Bronze Age Eruption of Thera (Santorini), Greece
},
  author={F. Mccoy and G. Heiken},
  journal={pure and applied geophysics},
  year={2000},
  volume={157},
  pages={1227-1256}
}
  • F. Mccoy, G. Heiken
  • Published 2000
  • Geology
  • pure and applied geophysics
  • Abstract—Tsunami were generated during the Late Bronze Age (LBA) eruption of the island of Thera, in the southern Aegean Sea, by both caldera collapse, and by the entry of pyroclastic surges/flows and lahars/debris flows into the sea. Tsunami generated by caldera collapse propagated to the west producing deep-sea sedimentary deposits in the eastern Mediterranean Sea known as homogenites; open-ocean wave heights of about 1.9–17 m are estimated. Tsunami generated by the entry of pyroclastic flows… CONTINUE READING
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