Tsunami Threats Sicily and Crete

04.09.2015

Experts from the University of Bologna believe that giant waves may soon crash on the Mediterranean countries.

The tsunami, which often occurs, for example, in the Indian Ocean, once a hundred years, can also occur in inland seas such as the Mediterranean. The last time it happened in 1908 when a 10 meters wave killed thousands of residents of the Italian region of Messina.

Tsunami Threats Sicily and Crete

Scientists were able to simulate possible scenarios of the impending disaster. It is most likely that the tsunami can hit Sicily and Crete. The earthquake of magnitude 7-8 can cause waves that will move at a speed of 600 km/h. At the shore their height reaches 20 meters. Number of victims of the disaster may reach 130 million people. Moreover, residents of coastal areas of Turkey and North Africa can also suffer from the tsunami.