Volcanic tsunami hazards: What can the Santorini seafloor tell us?

Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 13:33 in Earth & Climate

The Minoan eruption of Santorini in the Aegean Sea was one of the largest explosive volcanic eruptions in the Holocene. In the Late Bronze Age, during a disastrous natural catastrophe Santorini tore apart and sent large amounts of hot volcanic rock and gas across the eastern Mediterranean. A massive tsunami devastated the coast of Crete and destroyed many Minoan settlements. Today's remnants are the island of Santorini with only its large caldera rims sticking out of the sea.

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