A German geologist claims a tsunami could hit Greece. The scientific research claims of Klaus Reicherter, Professor for Neotectonics and Natural Hazards at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany, are based on centuries-old sources, like fifth-centry BC historian Herodotus ( 484 BC – 425 BC) and on the findings of excavations in the village of ancient Potidaea in Northern Greece.
Ancient historian Herodotus had reported of huge waves that had killed hundreds of Persian soldiers in 479 BC, during the Greco-Persian Wars that started 499 BC and lasted until 449 BC. However it wasn’t acient marine God Poseidon who had sent the waves to drawn the Persians but a tsunami.
Ok, that’s Atlantis…..
Modern catastrophologist Reicherter followed Herodotus reports and with four-year long excavations in the area confirmed that a tsunami had hit the ancient world.
“Reicherter and his team sought out lagoons to look for sediment like marine sands or gravel that are typical for an area affected by a tsunami. They also found evidence of massive blocks of rock formations “where you do have to ask yourself, how did they get out of the ocean,” Reicherter said.
The areas in question on the northwestern coast include popular tourist destinations. In the busy summer months, there may well be the risk of deaths, the Aachen scientists said”, according to Deutsche Welle.
Why the tsunami would hit the summer-tourists and not the winter-residents of the area is a scientific miracle, of course…
Reicherter revealed the findings of his excavations and unveiled his scare-tourists-to-death announcment at the annual conference of the Seismological Society of America in San Diego, California.
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BBC News wrote on the thrilling forecats:
German scientists say they have found evidence in northern Greece that the event in 479 saved the village of Potidaea.
The scientists from Aachen University warn the area may experience another massive marine event.
They say that northern coastal regions should be included among the Greek regions prone to tsunamis.
It is usually the southern coast of Greece which is identified as a risk area.
Greek geophysicists say earthquakes pose a much greater threat to the country than tsunamis.
“We have found several historic tsunamis on the coast,” Aachen’s Professor Klaus Reicherter told Germany’s DPA news agency.
“That means there is a certain risk for the coastal areas.”
Sediment on the northern Greek peninsula where Potidaea and the modern town of Nea Poteidaia are located shows signs of massive marine events, such as large waves, the Aachen study found. Excavations in the suburbs of the nearby ancient city of Mende uncovered sea shells likely to have been lifted from the ocean bed and tossed about during a tsunami.
We do not have the scientific skills to doubt there was a tsunami 2.490 years ago. We have also seen sea shells and sand in low mountain areas of German Upper Rhein Plains. But why a tsunami warning after a break of several thousand years especially when Greece urgently needs revenues from tourism?
PS Unless that’s a sponsored claim of junk…