Ancient Greek tsunami bears warning signs
|Aerial view of Potidaea [Credit: Google Earth]|
Sediment on the northern Greek peninsula where Potidaea, and its modern counterpart Nea Potidea, is located showed signs of massive marine events, such as large waves, the study said.
|The image shows excavated deposits that provided evidence of the ancient tsunam [Credit: Klaus Reicherter, RWTH Aachen University]|
The event was previously described by Greek historian Herodotus.
|The sun sets over the Greek peninsula of Kassandra, where scientists conducted fieldwork. Mount Olympus looms in the distance [Credit: Klaus Reicherter]|
He was due to present his research Thursday at the annual meeting of the Seismological Society of America in San Diego, California.
Source: Kathimerini [April 20, 2012]