Sunday, February 12, 2006

Stromboli tsunami ?

Italy might be struck by a tsunami! As I learned on my geological trip to Italy, the western flank of the active vulcano Stromboli is quite unstable. Due to an eruption or earth quake, a landslide might occur in the Sciara del Fuoco. 5000 years ago a large tsunami occured on stromboli. But also recently (30 Dec. 2002) a landslide created a small tsunami on the Stromboli coast. When a significant part of the unstable Sciara del Fuoco loosens, the effect will be much more devastating. Some geologists say that a tsunami might strike the coastal area of Calabria and Sicily!


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