Crète, mer Méditérannée, an 365

  • Magnitude du tremblement de terre: 8

  • Hauteur maximale des vagues sur la côte : 30m

  • Dégâts humains: 50.000 morts

"Slightly after daybreak, [...] the sea was driven away, its waves were rolled back, and it disappeared, so that the abyss of the depths was uncovered [...].Then the roaring sea as if insulted by its repulse rises back in turn, and through the teeming shoals dashed itself violently on islands and extensive tracts of the mainland, and flattened innumerable buildings in towns or wherever they were found." Ammianus Marcellinus, Description of the 365 tsunami in Alexandria.
Photo Credit: Jansson Jansonius (1630)
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